Modern Jeremiahs: contemporary visions of American decline

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Lexington Books, Apr 28, 2008 - Political Science - 193 pages
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This book identifies where modern Jeremiahs place the sources of national decline and their purposed solutions and its analysis also reveals the central problem faced by this form of writing the need to balance condemnation of certain practices within the democratic polity with calls for repentance. For these writers and political actors, the tensions created by these demands prove impossible to resolve, as the modern jeremiad further divides an already divided nation.

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Contents

The Styles of the American Jeremiah
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Founding Father of the Modern Jeremiad
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Culture Warriors vs the Boomers and Bill Clinton
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