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\rrhp\ \lrrh: Contents\ \1h\ Table of Contents \xt\ \Comp: set "Fun, pop culturey, refs to known things" & bracket to go with Introduction thru Chap. II\ Introduction: You Are Being Sarcastic, Dude The Argument Chapter I. Good Morning, America The Ironist Sensibility: A Poorly Drawn Sketch Two Manifestations of a Social Character: Ironic & Cool Cool Recent Talk about Contemporary Irony Irony & Cynicism An Extended Note on Nostalgia Chapter II. Excursus on the Genesis of Irony as a Worldview Irony in an Early American Vein: Two Figures Every American Ought to Know \comp: set "More serious, less fun but more substantial" & bracket to go with Chap. III thru Chap. VII\ Chapter III: European Romanticism Ushers in New Meanings of Irony Romanticism German Romantic Irony S ren Kierkegaard Modernism Redux Chapter IV. Irony and Civic Trust Irony Is Just Another Word for the Disintegration of Measurable Social Capital Jeremiads: The Social Tonic Chapter V: Trust, Civil Society, and the Social Contract Social Contract Protestant Values in the Social Contract Chapter VI. The Descent of Inner Dependence Augustine Reformation Calvin and the Self Chapter VII. Inward, Christian Soldiers An American Religion Emerson \comp: set "Again like beginning" & bracket to go with The Wake of Romanticism thru Chapter VIII\ The Wake of Romanticism And Now: The Debate Recast! Resolve Elected Official, Heal Thyself Chapter VIII: Conclusion (i.e. Everything Summed Up Nicely) Notes Bibliography Index \eof\
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
United States -- Intellectual life.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-.
Irony -- Social aspects -- United States.
Trust -- Social aspects -- United States.
Politics and culture -- United States.
Television and politics -- United States.
Romanticism -- History.
Irony -- History.
Social contract -- History.