By Reinhold Niebuhr
“[Niebuhr] is one in all my favourite philosophers. I remove [from his works] the compelling concept that there’s severe evil on the planet, and difficulty and soreness. And we should always be humble and modest in our trust we will be able to do away with these issues. yet we shouldn’t use that as an excuse for cynicism and state of being inactive. I remove . . . the experience we need to make those efforts realizing they're hard.”—President Barack Obama Forged through the tumultuous yet successful postwar years while the US got here of age as a global strength, The Irony of yank History is extra suitable now than ever ahead of. brought up through politicians as diversified as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Niebuhr’s masterpiece at the incongruity among own beliefs and political truth is either an indictment of yankee ethical complacency and a caution opposed to the boldness of advantage. Impassioned, eloquent, and deeply perceptive, Niebuhr’s knowledge will reason readers to reconsider their assumptions approximately correct and fallacious, battle and peace.
“The very best American theologian of the 20 th century.”—Arthur Schlesinger Jr., New York Times
“Niebuhr is necessary for the left at the present time accurately simply because he warned approximately America’s tendency—including the left’s tendency—to do undesirable issues within the identify of idealism. His suggestion bargains a higher realizing of the place the Bush management went fallacious in Iraq.”—Kevin Mattson, The solid Society
“Irony offers the grasp key to knowing the myths and delusions that underpin American statecraft. . . . crucial ebook ever written on US international policy.”—Andrew J. Bacevich, from the creation
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The Irony of American History by Reinhold Niebuhr