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The Resource "An empire of ideals" : the chimeric imagination of Ronald Reagan, Justin D. Garrison

"An empire of ideals" : the chimeric imagination of Ronald Reagan, Justin D. Garrison

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"An empire of ideals" : the chimeric imagination of Ronald Reagan
Title
"An empire of ideals"
Title remainder
the chimeric imagination of Ronald Reagan
Statement of responsibility
Justin D. Garrison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Justin D. Garrison provides an original and groundbreaking analysis of Ronald Reagan's imagination as it was expressed mainly in his presidential speeches. He argues that the predominant strain of Reagan's imagination is "chimeric," that is, imbued with a high degree of optimism, romantic dreaminess, naivete, and illusion. Reagan spoke often about religion, democracy, freedom, conservatism, progress, America's role in the world, the American people, the American Founding, and peace. These are for him important symbols, which together express his general vision of politics and human existence. These symbols have to be analyzed in depth in order to understand who Reagan really was and what he represented to his admirers. The book concludes that Reagan's vision contains many dubious elements that present dangers for practical politics and claims that the popularity of Reagan's imagination among Americans suggests a problematic self-understanding. Surpassing, existing works on Reagan's ideas and speeches, this book systematically explains the general quality and major components of Reagan's vision, and it draws upon political theory, aesthetics, and American political thought to analyze his imagination"--
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contains biographical information
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Garrison, Justin D
Dewey number
973.927092
Index
index present
LC call number
E877.2
LC item number
.G38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in American politics and governance
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Rhetoric
  • Communication in politics
  • National characteristics, American
  • Optimism
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Label
"An empire of ideals" : the chimeric imagination of Ronald Reagan, Justin D. Garrison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-234) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Ronald Reagan: A Biographical Sketch -- 2.The Imagination: A Philosophical Elucidation -- 3."A Talent for Happiness": Ronald Reagan, Optimism, and Politics -- 4."I Hear America Singing": Ronald Reagan and the American People -- 5."The Mystic Chords of Memory": Ronald Reagan and the American Revolution -- 6."Puzzle Palaces on the Potomac": Ronald Reagan and Contemporary American Government -- 7."A Crusade for Freedom": Ronald Reagan and America's Role in the World -- 8."A Cathedral of Peace": Ronald Reagan and Peace among Nations -- 9."The Land of Limitless Possibilities": Ronald Reagan, Progress, Technology, and America -- 10."A Shining City upon a Hill": Ronald Reagan, Religion, and America
Control code
812255760
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780415818483
Lccn
2012039929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)812255760
Label
"An empire of ideals" : the chimeric imagination of Ronald Reagan, Justin D. Garrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Ronald Reagan: A Biographical Sketch -- 2.The Imagination: A Philosophical Elucidation -- 3."A Talent for Happiness": Ronald Reagan, Optimism, and Politics -- 4."I Hear America Singing": Ronald Reagan and the American People -- 5."The Mystic Chords of Memory": Ronald Reagan and the American Revolution -- 6."Puzzle Palaces on the Potomac": Ronald Reagan and Contemporary American Government -- 7."A Crusade for Freedom": Ronald Reagan and America's Role in the World -- 8."A Cathedral of Peace": Ronald Reagan and Peace among Nations -- 9."The Land of Limitless Possibilities": Ronald Reagan, Progress, Technology, and America -- 10."A Shining City upon a Hill": Ronald Reagan, Religion, and America
Control code
812255760
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780415818483
Lccn
2012039929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)812255760

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