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The Irony of Virtue

Ethics and American Power

by Ernest W. Lefever

  • 212 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Westview Pr (Trd) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • International relations,
  • Other prose: from c 1900 -,
  • Political science & theory,
  • United States,
  • Political Ethics,
  • U.S. Foreign Relations,
  • Philosophy,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • U.S. Government,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • USA,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Ethics,
  • Foreign relations,
  • Moral and ethical aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages254
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8024388M
    ISBN 100813368812
    ISBN 109780813368818

      But we shouldn't use that as an excuse for cynicism and inaction. I take away the sense we have to make these efforts knowing they are hard."—President Barack Obama Forged during the tumultuous but triumphant postwar years when America came of age as a world power, The Irony of American History is more relevant now than ever before.   The publisher wanted the title changed because a United States Senator, Elbert Thomas, had published a book in with Niebuhr's proposed title. After discussion, Niebuhr and the publisher settled on the now-famous title by which the book is known, "The Irony of American History".Reviews:

      This one comes to us from Jeb Ralston. Sufjan Stevens, that enigmatic and soft-spoken tortured soul of a musician, released a new single last week, “America,” with the not-so-subtle timing of being one day before the Fourth of July. Sufjan, who is no stranger to political commentary through the lens of his own Christian perception, [ ].   Reinhold Niebuhr (–)taught for many years at Union Theological Seminary, in New York City, as well as lecturing and preaching all over the country. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in , he is the author of many books, including The Nature and Destiny of Man. Andrew J. Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University, is the author.

    The Irony That Our Creed Is Our Culture: On Reno, Lowry, and National Conservatism. By evacuating public life of religion and virtue, they argued, liberalism had made it possible for government to arrogate to itself divine authority. By exaggerating economics, it commodified everything. and much of the book is devoted to tracing the. (shelved 6 times as virtue-ethics) avg rating — 4, ratings — published


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Title: The irony of virtue: ethics and American power / Ernest W. Lefever ; foreword by William F. Buckley, Jr. Published: Boulder, CO: Westview Press, virtues that all children should be taught, such as friendship, courage, loyalty, self discipline, and others.

He edited [The Book of. Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories], published by. Irony of virtue. Boulder: Westview Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Lefever, Ernest W.

Irony of virtue. Boulder: Westview Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ernest W Lefever. Reinhold Niebuhr (–)taught for many years at Union Theological Seminary, in New York City, as well as lecturing and preaching all over the country.

The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom inhe is the author of many books, including The Nature and Destiny of Man. Andrew J. Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University, is the author The Irony of Virtue book.

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Irony is distinguished from tragedy where the incongruous outcomes are the result of evil actions performed to achieve virtue. Irony is also distinguished from “pathos” or pathetic outcomes where the actions resulting from pathos are not connected to the Reviews: Justine, or The Misfortunes of Virtue (French: Justine, ou Les Malheurs de la Vertu) is a novel by Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, better known as the Marquis de Sade.

Justine is set just before the French Revolution in France and tells the story of a young girl who goes under the name of Thérèse. Her story is recounted to Madame de Lorsagne while defending herself for her crimes. from irony. But irony is something more than comedy.

A comic situation is proved to be an ironic one if a hidden relation is discovered in the incongruity. If virtue becomes vice through some hidden defect in the virtue; if strength becomes weakness because of the vanity to which.

This Library of America volume, prepared by Niebuhr’s daughter, Elisabeth Sifton, collects four indispensable books: Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic (), Moral Man and Immoral Society (), The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (), and The Irony of American History (), along with a selection of essays.

Forged during the tumultuous but triumphant postwar years when America came of age as a world power, The Irony of American History is more relevant now than ever before.

Sunday’s Gospel about the raising of Lazarus points to a supreme irony in the Gospel of John: Jesus’ very act of raising Lazarus from the dead confirms the Jewish temple leaders in their conviction to kill Him. The contrast could not be clearer. Jesus, who brings life, is opposed by the death-dealing conviction of His Continue reading "The Use of Irony in John’s Gospel".

Irony (from Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning 'dissimulation, feigned ignorance'), in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case or to be expected differs radically from what is actually the case.

Irony can be categorized into different types, including verbal irony, dramatic irony, and. Niebuhr outlines the great ironies of American history, which are: the persistent sin of American Exceptionalism, the indecipherability of history, the false allure of simple solutions, and the failure to appreciate the limits of power (I stole that summary from the intro).4/5().

In Reinhold Niebuhr: Political activist. His book The Irony of American History (), while justifying American anti-Communist policies, gave much attention to criticism of American messianism and the American tendency to engage in self-righteous crusades.

He always attacked American claims to special virtue. Early he favoured the recognition by the United States. The Paperback of the Virtue and Irony in American Democracy: Revisiting Dewey and Niebuhr by Daniel A. Morris at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

That Barack Obama has made clear his admiration for Niebuhr's The Irony of American History is in itself reassuring It would be hard to think of another book from the s that retains, nearly sixty years later, both its compulsive readability and so much of its relevance.

Bacevich is a Niebuhr scholar and author of the just published book, "The Limits of Power". He was largely responsible for getting "Irony" reissued. The timing of this book becoming available, as well as of Bacevich's own book, couldn't be better. Niebuhr was a pastor, teacher, activist, moral.

“The Virtue of Nationalism” isn’t all bad, then. The book also restates some familiar criticisms of life in liberal societies, which stand accused of failing to provide a sense of meaning. Reinhold Niebuhr (–)taught for many years at Union Theological Seminary, in New York City, as well as lecturing and preaching all over the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom inhe is the author of many books, including The Nature and Destiny of Man.

Andrew J. Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University, is the author Price: $1 Niebuhr on the Ironies of Virtue and the Virtue of Irony Charles Mathewes. 2 Hope, Virtue, and Politics in Reinhold Niebuhr’s Works Robin Lovin.

3 Virtue and the Fragile Christian Realist Martha ter Kuile. 4 Reinhold Niebuhr: Faith in and Beyond History Scott Paeth. 5 Deceptive Honesty: Myth and Virtue in Reinhold Niebuhr Dan Malotky.“The Irony of American History” is Niebuhr’s second most famous book, but in many ways it might be his best.

This book is actually a series of lectures given on American history, so listening to it in audio form is actually a more authentic experience. The ideas contained within are, like Niebuhr himself, impossible to .