The Present Age

The Present Age

Progress and Anarchy in Modern America

eBook - 2003
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Historian Nisbet analyzes events and trends in the United States in the period after 1914. He criticizes Woodrow Wilson's moralistic and militaristic foreign policy as well as his attempts at social engineering at home and questions whether republican self-government can survive the ongoing expansion of the state's concerns and responsibilities. The volume was originally published in 1988 by Harper & Row. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Liberty Fund
<p><strong><em>The Present Age</em></strong> challenges readers to reexamine the role of the United States in the world since World War I. Nisbet criticizes Americans for isolationism at home and discusses the gutting of educational standards, the decay of education, the presence of government in all facets of life, the diminished connection to community, and the prominence of economic arrangements driving everyday life in America.</p> <p><strong>Robert Nisbet</strong> (1913–1996) taught at Columbia, the University of California at Berkeley, Smith College, and the University of Bologna.</p> <p>Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on <a href="">Amazon</a>, <a href=";itm=1&amp;usri=present+age+nisbet">Barnes and Noble</a>, and <a href="">iTunes</a>.</p>

Publisher: Indianapolis : Liberty Fund, [2003]
ISBN: 9781614878445
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 149 pages)


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