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The Irony of American History by Reinhold Niebuhr
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Dec 07, 2011

really liked it

Fascinating book about the fact that America has stumbled into responsibility. It's 55 years old and still holds up extremely well. His unique "ironic" analysis holds up extremely well today, especially regarding spreading democracy through violence and how America has managed to substitute economic growth for real social equity. Now, America may have lost its ability to dodge social unrest through growth, making this clear (though too overtly Christian for my taste) examination of America's history and role in the world very useful.

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