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Author May, William F.

Title Testing the national covenant : fears and appetites in American politics / William F. May
Published Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 174 pages)
Contents Containing runaway fears in America foreign policy -- The overreach of free market ideology : business and government -- Free market ideology : bearing on other centers of power -- Curbing runaway appetites in domestic policy -- The national covenant : we the people -- The national covenant : forming a more perfect union -- Keeping covenant with immigrants and undocumented workers
Summary Since the end of World War II, runaway fears of Soviet imperialism, global terrorism, and anarchy have tended to drive American foreign policy toward an imperial agenda. At the same time, uncurbed appetites have wasted the environment and driven the country's market economy into the ditch. How can we best sustain our identity as a people and resist the distortions of our current anxieties and appetites?. Ethicist William F. May draws on America's religious and political history and examines two concepts at play in the founding of the country -- contractual and covenantal. He contends that the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Common good.
Consensus (Social sciences) -- United States.
Political culture -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Public interest -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010040836
ISBN 158901765X (paperback; alk. paper)
1589017927 (electronic bk.)
9781589017658 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781589017924 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)