Homo americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age
ISBN: 1419659847
EAN13: 9781419659843
Language: English
Publication Date: Feb 23, 2007
Pages: 252
Dimensions: 0.57" H x 8" L x 5.25" W
Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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The end of the Cold War was accompanied by the triumph of the American Way of Life, not to mention the American-led financial system and global order. With Communism and Fascism in the dustbin, few were willing to question the legitimacy of such moral buzzards as democracy, freedom, rights, and diversity.

Communism was a make-belief system, which, ironically, citizens never really believed in, and which everybody, including Communist party dignitaries, made fun of in private. Eventually, this mendacity spelled the death of the ideology and even the legitimacy of Communist states. In America, however, politicians and scholars, even the masses, passionately believe every word of democratic pablum.

First published in 2006, and now substantially expanded and revised, Tomislav Sunic's *Homo Americanus: A Child of the Postmodern Age* examines the history and political theology of America and Americanism--as well as their mirror reflections, Communism and Anti-Americanism.

Today, millions of Americans pride themselves in living in a kind of universal nation and home for all peoples. But Americanism has a peculiar history. The Shining City on the Hill--a favorite metaphor of Ronald Reagan, neoconservatives, and even Barack Obama--was first voiced by Puritan John Winthrop, who, before Read More chevron_right

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