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  • Hofstadter's Critical Writing Approach
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    Richard Hofstadter's The American Political Tradition, like all his other writings, was greatly influenced by the ideology of the time period in which he wrote. The book was written at a time when progressive ideas were the most prevalent school of thought. Hofstadter was part of a growing number of writers who challenged these self-glorifying ideas. In the mid-thirties America had lost practically all critical content in favor of a "resurgence of American cultural chauvinism, a tiresome celebra...
  • Hard Times
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    What does it mean to be an American? Many people dream about being an American. They dream because they envision America as the land of peace and prosperity. But is it? At times it has been, and at times its not. It is hard for the United States to be correct all the time because they have been unwilling designated as the "World Police". Throughout history there have been examples politically, economically, and socially, where being an American is rewarding and times where it is embarrassing. To...
  • Core Of American Political Culture
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    American Politics in Transition For the United States, as for most states in the world, the 1980's and 1990's were a time of change and challenge. During this period the effects of change both within the US and internationally acted as push factors in many areas of life, including economics and politics. This sudden change was primarily due to global shocks and recessions, increased foreign economic competition, the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union, the development of revol...
  • Fourth Paragraph Of Page 303 Moore
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    Michael Moore: Is the Left Nuts (Or is it Me) Topic Sentence: The Liberals of America, who are supposedly for the American people, have actually lost touch with the average American. Summary Sentences for Secondary Points: Forums for political thought, for the most part, are essentially a stage for political junkies to get out their own political agendas. The American middle class is usually very left, or liberal, on the issues. A majority of Americans do not take the time to educate themselves ...
  • American Political Tradition
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    WORKS of philosophy can last for millennia, novels for centuries. Works of history, if they " re really good, survive maybe a generation. But Richard Hofstadter's The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made It is now celebrating its fiftieth year in print and remains a solid backlist seller. High school students, undergraduates, and graduate students read it, as do lay readers. Journalists grab it off the shelf when they need to pepper a column with a dash of historical authority. Aca...
  • American Political Thought
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    For American Identity American Identity For hundreds of years, people have been immigrating to the United States in search of freedom, better living and the fulfillment of the American dream. Being an American means to uphold values of independence, responsibility and freedom. Patriotism and unity are main agents for a nation's identity. These values have been forged by our forefathers, and still remain vibrant in the American culture from east through west. As we will see, the existing American...

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