Chart for Rough Water: Our Role in a New World

Chart for Rough Water: Our Role in a New World

Chart for Rough Water: Our Role in a New World

Chart for Rough Water: Our Role in a New World

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Contents

1. The Fantasy of American Isolation 3

a. How Deep Is Our Separateness from Europe? 3

b. The Disgusts of Peace and the Delights of War 7

c. Modern Peace Is an Anarchy of Little Wars 15

d. Our Peace-Criers Do Protest too Much! 20

II. The Humiliation of Europe 27

a. The New "Thirty Years' War" 27

b. The Modern Era Judged by Its Own Standards 29

c. The Equal Guilt of Leaders and Oppositions 35

d. The Great Tradition 50

e. The Tragic Paradox 52

III. The Desperate Remedies 59

a. Orthodox Marxism and Liberalism Are Reactionary 59

b. Russian Communism Is Russian Nationalism 72

c. The Three Phases of Fascism 76

d. American Sentimentalism 89

e. The Inward "Barbarian Invasion" 93

IV. What Has Happened 99

a. The Individual Is Born 101

b. The Immortal Soul versus Europe 113

c. The Person 124

V. Now What's to Be Done 135

a. America Is All Things to All Men 135

b. Like It or Not, Revolution Is What We're In 151

c. To Be Creative, Revolution Must Be Religion 156

d. Project for a Program 160

e. The Holy Grail 175

Appendix: A Note on Empirical Rationalism 179

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