Testing the National Covenant

Testing the National Covenant

Fears and Appetites in American Politics

eBook - 2011
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Since the end of World War II, runaway fears of Soviet imperialism, global terrorism, and anarchy have tended to drive American foreign policy toward an imperial agenda. At the same time, uncurbed appetites have wasted the environment and driven the country's market economy into the ditch. How can we best sustain our identity as a people and resist the distortions of our current anxieties and appetites?. Ethicist William F. May draws on America's religious and political history and examines two concepts at play in the founding of the country -- contractual and covenantal. He contends that the.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781589017924
1589017927
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 174 pages)

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