America Through Foreign Eyes: Classic Interpretations of American Political Life

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Oxford University Press Canada, 2002 - History - 163 pages
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The chapters in this volume address the issue of why and how foreign observers view American politics the way they do. By including selections from five of the most widely cited foreign observers of American politics and history, this volume not only provides an engaging historical overview of American democracy, but also directs attention to how and why these interpretations inform debate in the 21st century. Included in the volume are excerpts from classic texts by Alexis de Tocqueville, James Bryce, Gunnar Myrdal, Harold Laski, and Simone de Beauvoir.

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Contents

The Future Unfolding in America
15
The Careful Empiricist
39
Understanding Americas Greatest Failure
65
Copyright

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Stephen Brooks is at University of Windsor.

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