From Plato To NATO by David Gress
The Idea of the West and Its Opponents

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David Guess is the author of several books, including History of West Germany and Peace and Survival. He is currently a Fellow at the Danish Insitutueof International Affairs. He lives in Denmark.
 
Published May 8, 2010 by Free Press. 632 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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An erudite examination of the history of the West and what this history has meant to both its proponents and opponents.

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Conventional historians, asserts Gress in this original, sweeping study, see Western civilization as a progressive, linear sequence from Plato to NATO, meaning that our modern ideals of freedom an

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Arguing that the U.S. remains the bulwark and heartland of democratic liberal Western values, Gress mounts a withering attack on those he considers motley critics of modern capitalism and the West, including Sartre's slavish Stalinism, Toynbee's anti-Americanism, postmodernist nihilists (Jacques ...

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