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The Genius of American Politics
by Daniel J. Boorstin
University of Chicago Press, 1958
Paper: 978-0-226-06491-8 | Cloth: 978-0-226-06490-1
Library of Congress Classification JA84.U5B6 1962

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
How much of our political tradition can be absorbed and used by other peoples? Daniel Boorstin's answer to this question has been chosen by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for representation in American Panorama as one of the 350 books, old and new, most descriptive of life in the United States. He describes the uniqueness of American thought and explains, after a close look at the American past, why we have not produced and are not likely to produce grand political theories or successful propaganda. He also suggests what our attitudes must be toward ourselves and other countries if we are to preserve our institutions and help others to improve theirs.

". . . a fresh and, on the whole, valid interpretation of American political life."—Reinhold Niebuhr, New Leader

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