“Mandeville openly delighted in trade and demonstrated the public benefits of such private so-called “vices” as luxury and money-making.”
Melville reflected literary Young America’s hopes that a culture of republicanism and democracy could serve all individuals.
A review of Herman Melville’s probes into Jacksonian America’s existential crisis.
“Fels proclaimed that true modern poetry was idealist, classical, innovative and humanist and needed to participate fully in contemporary life.”
“Bereft of even a human name, K…symbolizes the valid human being who seeks meaning in a mechanized world [which works only for] its own perpetuation.”
“Prof. Boller depicts [James] as a “confirmed individualist” whose outlook reflected both aristocratic and democratic ideals.”
The reviewer examines key tensions between America’s founding documents.
“The problem with this is that Marx’s materialism entails that people come together only because of material factors.”
“Kurt Vonnegut can only offer us perspectives on how we may learn to live tolerably in a world we cannot change.”
“Corporations are legitimate, then, when they arise through the exercise of individual rights.”
“Gruner points instead to the concept of individuality as the element most essential to the historist movement.”
“Voltaire’s works incorporate objective narration which attempts to recreate events as they have actually occurred in the past.”
“The European war became a global conflict by drawing in the Western Hemisphere and extending connections into the Pacific.”
“Rizzo contends that strict liability would not necessarily increase the scope of liability.”
Are law and democracy incompatible?
“Since the problem was the State, it was logical that Proudhon advocated natural, rather than positive law.”
“Schlesinger traces its immediate roots to a widespread disaffection with Realpolitik in foreign policy during the Kissinger years.”
“[The] nineteenth-century liberals created a state-managed capitalism.”