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Author Levin, Mark R. (Mark Reed), 1957-

Title Ameritopia : the unmaking of America / Mark R. Levin.

Imprint New York : Threshold Editions, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  320.52 L578a 2012    ---  Available
Edition 1st Threshold Editions hardcover ed.
Description xiii, 270 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Part I. On utopianism. The tyranny of utopia ; Plato's Republic and the perfect society ; Thomas More's Utopia and radical egalitarianism ; Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan and the all-powerful state ; Karl Marx's Communist manifesto and the class struggle -- Part II. On Americanism. John Locke and the nature of man ; The influence of Locke on the founders ; Charles de Montesquieu and republican government ; The influence of Montesquieu on the framers ; Alexis de Tocqueville and Democracy in America -- Part III. On utopianism and Americanism. Post-constitutional America ; Ameritopia.
Summary Levin explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations and the crisis that the government faces today.
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.
Democracy -- United States.
Utopias -- United States.
Utopias -- Philosophy.
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.
Democracy -- United States.
Utopias -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9781439173244 (hbk.)
9781439173282 (ebk.)
1439173281 (ebk.)

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