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Author Levin, Mark R. (Mark Reed), 1957-

Title Ameritopia : the unmaking of America / Mark R. Levin.

Imprint New York : Threshold Editions, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    320.97301 LEV    Available
Edition 1st Threshold Editions hbk. ed.
Description xiii, 270 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part I. On utopianism. The tyranny of utopia; Plato's Republic and the myth of the perfect society; Thomas More's Utopia and racical Egalitrianism; Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan and the all-powerful state; Karl Marx's Communist manifesto and the class struggle -- Part II. On Americanism. John Locke and the nature of man; the influence of Locke on the founders; Charles Montesquieu and republican government; the influence of Montesquieu on the framers; Alexis de Tocqueville and Democracy in America -- Part III. On utopia and America: post-constitutional America; Ameritopia.
Summary Levin explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations and the crisis that the government faces today.
Subject Democracy -- United States.
Utopias -- United States.
Utopias -- Philosophy.
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9781439173244 (hbk.)
1439173249 (hbk.)

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