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America: Redeemer Nation or Hubristic Empire

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In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth
In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth
"In Search of the City on a Hill challenges the widespread assumption that Americans have always used this potent metaphor to define their national identity. It demonstrates that America's 'redeemer myth' owes more to nineteenth- and twentieth-century reinventions of the Puritans than to the colonists' own conceptions of divine election."
Redeemer Nation: The Idea of America's Millennial Role (Midway Reprint Series)
Redeemer Nation: The Idea of America's Millennial Role (Midway Reprint Series)
"Seminal historic study of the apocalyptic world-view at the root of American Protestantism's chiliastic or millenarian "sense of mission" as a Biblical-ordained "Redeemer Nation""
God's New Israel: Religious Interpretations of American Destiny
God's New Israel: Religious Interpretations of American Destiny
America the Virtuous: The Crisis of Democracy and the Quest for Empire
America the Virtuous: The Crisis of Democracy and the Quest for Empire
"In Dubya's Red State "Republic of Virtue," latter-day Jacobins (posing as his elite neocon advisors) destroyed America in the name of saving it.   Robespierre and Saint-Just would be envious!"
Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right (Hill and Wang Critical Issues)
Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right (Hill and Wang Critical Issues)
"Protestant evangelical "sense of mission" went hand-in-hand with American imperial expansion and hegemonic aggrandizement"
Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World Since 1776
Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World Since 1776
A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny
A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny
The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics, Civil Warfare, And The Triumph Of Anglo-America
The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics, Civil Warfare, And The Triumph Of Anglo-America
A Plea for the West (Works of Lyman Beecher)
A Plea for the West (Works of Lyman Beecher)
"Together with Josiah Strong's runaway best-seller, Our Country, Beecher's A Plea for the West spread the vile contagion of anti-Catholic hatred and nativism to generations of 19th century Protestants"
Our country: Its possible future and its present crisis
Our country: Its possible future and its present crisis
"Published in 1886, Strong's Our Country spoke immediately and eloquently to Protestant America. Over a period of 30 years the book sold 175,000 copies. A postmillennial evangelical defense of Anglo-Saxon rural America against Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, socialism, mammonism, materialism, immigration, the liquor power and other dred scourges of an urbanized society."
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories
"Murray Rothbard's essays, "Two Just Wars: 1776 and 1861" and "World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals" are crucial to understanding the messianic drive for empire and regimentation"
The War for Righteousness: Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation
The War for Righteousness: Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation
"Excellent reading companion to Rothbard's brilliant essays in the above volume, The Costs of War"
Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic
Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic
First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power
First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power
Twelve Against Empire: The Anti-Imperialists, 1898-1900,
Twelve Against Empire: The Anti-Imperialists, 1898-1900,
Ex America
Ex America
Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (American Empire Project)
Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (American Empire Project)
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic (American Empire Project)
Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic (American Empire Project)
Dismantling the Empire: America's Last Best Hope (American Empire Project)
Dismantling the Empire: America's Last Best Hope (American Empire Project)
Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror
Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror
Imperial Masquerade
Imperial Masquerade
Imperial Presidency
Imperial Presidency
Truman Presidency: The Origins of the Imperial Presidency and the National Security State
Truman Presidency: The Origins of the Imperial Presidency and the National Security State
The Decline and Fall of the American Empire (The Real Story Series)
The Decline and Fall of the American Empire (The Real Story Series)
Endless Enemies
Endless Enemies
Empire as a Way of Life: An Essay on the Causes and Character of America's Present Predicament Along With a Few Thoughts About an Alternative
Empire as a Way of Life: An Essay on the Causes and Character of America's Present Predicament Along With a Few Thoughts About an Alternative
Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
Pretensions to Empire: Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration
Pretensions to Empire: Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration
American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (War and Peace Library)
American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (War and Peace Library)
The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State (New Perspectives in Se Asian Studies)
Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State (New Perspectives in Se Asian Studies)
Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State
Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State
Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order
Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order
The Forty Years War: The Rise and Fall of the Neocons, from Nixon to Obama
The Forty Years War: The Rise and Fall of the Neocons, from Nixon to Obama
American Empire Before the Fall
American Empire Before the Fall
Ain't My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism
Ain't My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism
America First! Its History, Culture, and Politics
America First! Its History, Culture, and Politics
Bye Bye, Miss American Empire: Neighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and their Underdog Crusades to Redraw America's Political Map
Bye Bye, Miss American Empire: Neighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and their Underdog Crusades to Redraw America's Political Map
A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship
A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship