Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-22 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
“[Niebuhr] is one of my favorite philosophers. I take away [from his works] the compelling idea that there’s serious evil in the world, and hardship and pain. And we should be humble and modest in our belief we can eliminate those things. But we shouldn’t use that as an excuse
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Analyzes America's foreign-policy evolution throughout the past half century from practices of containment to confrontation, challenging popular perspectives that the United States possesses an exceptional status grounded in morality that confers unique international responsibilities. By the National Book Award-finalist author of Barbarian Sentiments.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-07 - Publisher: Library of America
A definitive collection of the theologian and public intellectual who was the conscience of the American Century. “One of my favorite philosophers,” remarked Barack Obama about the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) in 2007. President Obama is but one of the many American political leaders—including Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King