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Title The culture of immodesty in American life and politics : the modest republic / edited by Michael P. Federici, Richard M. Gamble, and Mark T. Mitchell
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Contents The messianic hoax and the quest for empire / Richard M. Gamble -- The immodesty of American empire: a constitutionalist perspective on neo-Jacobin universalism / Claes G. Ryn -- Judicial power and modest republicanism / Michael P. Federici -- Presidential power in a modest republic / Gary L. Gregg -- The land of limitless possibilities: Ronald Reagan, progress, technology, and the modest republic / Justin Garrison -- Banking and the modest republic / Brian Patrick Mitchell -- The ideology of growth and self-interest / Ralph Ancil -- Human scale and the modest republic / Mark T. Mitchell -- The therapeutic state and the forgotten work of culture / Jeremy Beer -- Hope in the midst of ruin: Bruce Springsteen's (modest) urban gothic / Greg Butler -- The modest college and the imperial university / Robert Koons -- Education as a social problem: why it can't cure our ills / Jeffrey Polet -- Immodest faith for a modest republic / Darryl Hart
Summary "The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and politcs" is a collection of thirteen essays from a broad range of scholars and independent authors, evaluating the prevalence of immodesty in various aspects of American life and culture. Contributors diagnose immodesty through the lens of corporations that are "too big to fail," consumption inspired by excessive greed, art and fashion that lack beauty and taste, government budgets resulting in perennial deficits, and foreign policy that meddle in the affairs of other nations. Going beyond mere diagnosis of societal ills, "The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics" provides a prescription for cultural impropriety: promoting a framework for the rejection of immodesty and greed in contemporary life
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Moderation.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Social conditions.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Federici, Michael P.
Ryn, Claes G., 1943- Immodesty of American empire
ISBN 9781137093417