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Outgrowing democracy

John Lukacs

Outgrowing democracy

a history of the United States in the twentieth century.

by John Lukacs

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL21336521M
ISBN 100385175388

In his book, Democracy and Populism: Fear and Hatred, Lukacs writes about the current state of American democracy. He warns that the populism he perceives as ascendant in the U.S. renders it vulnerable to demagoguery. John Lukacs, a Catholic intellectual and refugee from Hungary in , observed these dynamics in his book, Outgrowing Democracy. Lukacs argued that the s was the pivotal decade.

Author of The duel, The end of the twentieth century and theend of the modern age, Outgrowing democracy, Budapest , Historical consciousness, A history of the cold war, The great powers & Eastern Europe, , year zero. Looking for books by John Lukacs? See all books authored by John Lukacs, including Five Days in London: May , and The Duel: The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler, and more on

JOHN LUKACS'S Outgrowing Democracy is about the decline of America in her second century. The evidence marshalled is familiar enough: The quality of education is flagging; productivity is on the wane; the foreign policy establishment does not understand the Soviets; bourgeois urbanity--the fine edge at which the middle class meets high culture--has vanished; bureaucracy is ever more paralytic.   John Wilson, a professor emeritus at Hillsdale College in Michigan, wrote in The American Conservative in that through 35 books and countless articles, essays and reviews, Mr. .


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OUTGROWING DEMOCRACY: A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century by John Lukacs ‧ RELEASE DATE: Ma Historian Lukacs (The Last European War; Philadelphia: Patricians and Philistines, ) is a great admirer of Tocqueville--and sees himself, like his favorite, as a man out of synch with his times.

Outgrowing democracy: a history of the United States in the twentieth century. [John Lukacs] -- In a lively and provocative interpretation of the History of the United States during the last one hundred years, Lukacs maintains that though Americans waste material goods, they Outgrowing democracy book not.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lukacs, John, Outgrowing democracy. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, (OCoLC) Document Type. An unorthodox, outspoken and occasionally brilliant monologue, filled with astonishing connections and tidbits drawn from unlikely sources. The author, a prolific historian, laments the substitution of publicity for real debate over political issues and the pervasiveness of bureaucratic mediocrity.

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Outgrowing democracy: a history of the United States in the twentieth century by Lukacs, John, Publication date   Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century. Hardcover – March 1 by John Lukacs (Author) See all formats and editions.

Hide other formats Author: John Lukacs. The article is but a small section of Lukacs's new book, Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century. Alas, it is not a history at all, but a rather subjective analysis (if not a mere collection of superior attitudes) of what Lukacs perceives as cultural decadence.

His book, first published in as Outgrowing Democracy, is now reissued with a new introduction, in which Lukacs explains his methodology, and a new final chapter, which sums up Lukacs’s thoughts on American democracy today.

Reviews of the earlier : $   By Frederick F. Siegel. New York: Hill & Wang/Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Cloth, $ Paper, $ OUTGROWING DEMOCRACY A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century. By John. Here we shall be concerned primarily with Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century.

But his books, each of which stands by itself, build on each other to form an unusually coherent life's work. This intensely interesting—and troubling—book is the product of a lifetime of reflection and study of democracy.

In it, John Lukacs addresses the questions of how our democracy has changed and why we have become vulnerable to the shallowest possible demagoguery/5(12). Books > Nonfiction; Share - Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the 20th Century by John Lukacs (Trade Cloth) Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the 20th Century by John Lukacs (Trade Cloth) Be the first to write a review.

About this product. His book, first published in as Outgrowing Democracy, is now reissued with a new introduction, in which Lukacs explains his methodology, and a new final chapter, which sums up Lukacs’s thoughts on American democracy today. Reviews of the earlier edition.

Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century (John Braeman, Journal of American History) -REVIEW: of John Lukacs. Historical Consciousness: Or the Remembered Past (Donald M.

Lowe, American Historical Review) -REVIEW: of THE HITLER OF HISTORY By John Lukacs (V. Berghahn, NY Times Book Review). This was the voice not only of a Hungarian, but of a European, the same one that can be heard in Lukacs’s Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century, a book that he might more accurately have entitled Outgrowing.

In his book Outgrowing Democracy, the conservative Catholic intellectual John Lukacs, a refugee from Hungary after the revolution, was shocked to find such disrespect.

He had come to America believing our country overestimated the capacities of “the democratic masses.”. John Lukacs served as a Professor of History at Chestnut Hill College from toand is the noted author of over 30 books including: Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century, The Legacy of the Second World War and The Future of History in.

In his book Democracy and Populism: Fear and Hatred (), Lukacs writes about the current state of American democracy. He warns that the populism he perceives as ascendant in the United States renders it vulnerable to demagoguery.

The grim assessments of both books, however, are remarkably similar, at least on questions of race and the American political future. See Klein, Why We’re Polarized (New York: Avid Reader Press, ), 14 John Lukacs, Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century (New York: Doubleday, ), –edition with new introduction and conclusion.

(New York: Schocken Books. Pp $) The appearance in of John Lukacs' Outgrowing Democracy (hereafter OD), followed in by the reissue in paperback of his Historical Consciousness (hereafterHC), is an opportune conjunction because the two books mutually illum.