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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 1. Two Views of Americanization 6 2. A Friendly Critique of Pure Crunchiness 18 3. Against the Lobotomites: Thoughts on the Bible, Philosophy, and Politics Inspired by Thomas L. Pangle 26 4. The Socratic Philosopher and the American Individual 37 5. Stuck-with-Virtue Conservatism 47 6. McWilliams and the Problem of American Political Education 66 7. Real Men Prove Darwin Wrong Again 78 8. Murray and Brownson 90 9. Toward a Consistent Ethic of Judicial Restraint 108 10. Is the Body Property? 123 11. Modernity and Postmodernity 132 12. Tocqueville at 200 136 13. Where's the Love? 145 14. Tocqueville on the Doctrine of Interest 152 15. Disco and Democracy: Thoughts on Stillman's Film and Book 168 16. An American Fantasy? Love, Nobility, and Friendship in Casablanca 195 17. A Story about Nothing: The Two Kinds of Nihilists and One Kind of Christian in Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People 207 Index 227
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Social values -- United States.
National characteristics, American.
Political culture -- United States.
United States -- Civilization.