Are We Good Citizens?: Affairs Political, Literary, and Academic

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Teachers College Press, 2001 - Education - 162 pages
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With keen observation and uncommon flair, Harvey Kaye presents a critical and democratic perspective on American politics, letters, and higher education in this vibrant collection of essays.
  

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Contents

God Sex and the Blues
3
The Emergence of Class Politics?
7
Dear Mr President A Plea for a Progressive Legacy
11
Conservative Chutzpah RadicalDemocratic Hopes
15
The Peoples Team The Green Bay Packersor The Super Bowl as Political Drama with Isaac Kramnick
19
FDR A Great but Flawed Presidentor Visiting the New Memorial
25
Labor and the Intellectuals A New Cultural Front?
28
UpEnding the End of History Redeeming Americas Prophetic Memory
34
Remembering and Honoring Our Fathers or Democratic Generations
83
Fanning the Spark of Hope in the Past The British Marxist Historians
87
AFFAIRS ACADEMIC
95
Are We Good Citizens?
97
A Nation of Teachers
101
Starting All Over Again
106
Back in the Saddle and Loving It Post Sabbatical Thoughts
112
Search for Sixties Soul
115

Getting Back Our Bite
40
19681998
44
1848 And All Thator a Vision of Poetry in Motion
47
The Third Way Is the Wrong Way
51
Signs of Life American History Memory and Democracy
55
In Bookstores Bigger Can Be Better
63
Reading the Rightor Its a Dirty Job But
66
Writing for Kidsor in Praise of Juvenile Efforts
71
Are Americans More Inquisitive
74
Send in the Historiansor The Yanks Are Coming Over There
77
Radical Ambivalence
80
A Yank in Londonor Love and Class Struggles
118
History and the Great Balloon Debate
122
The Nest Starts to Emptyor You Can See Her from Monticello
125
Collegial Pleasures
128
Felicity at the Barricades
131
Pilgrims with Tales to Tell
134
Turning 50 on the Eve of 2000
138
The Dialectic of Mentoring
141
Notes
145
Index
157
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About the author (2001)

At the time of his death in 1993, George Rude was Emeritus Professor of History at Concordia University, Montreal where he had worked since 1970. Previously he had taught at various schools in England and had been Professor of History at the University of Adelaide and at Flinders University. His publications include "The Crowd in the French Revolution" (1959), "Hanoverian London 1714-1808" (1972), "Europe in the Eighteenth Century" (1972), "Debate on Europe 1815-1850" (1972), "Ideology and Popular Protest" (1980), "The French Revolution" (1994), and "The Crowd in History" (1995).

Harvey J. Kaye is Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Social Change and Development, Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and executor of the George RudU Literary Estate. His previous books include "Why Do Ruling Classes Fear History? and Other Questions" (1996), "The Powers of the Past" (1992) and "The British Marxist Historians" (1995).

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