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John Patrick Diggins (1935–2009)

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John Patrick Diggins: April 1, 1935 - January 28, 2009 John Patrick Diggins was born in San Francisco on April 1, 1935. He was a professor of history at the City University of New York Graduate Center, the author of more than a dozen books on widely varied subjects in American intellectual history. mostra'n més He received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1957, a master's degree at San Francisco State College, and a doctorate at the University of Southern California in 1964. Before accepting a job at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1990, he taught intellectual history at San Francisco State College and the University of California, Irvine. Diggins wrote numerous books during his lifetime including Mussolini and Fascism (1972), On Hallowed Ground (2000), Eugene O'Neill's America: Desire under Democracy (2007), and Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom and the Making of History (2007). He died due to complications of colon cancer on January 28, 2009 at the age of 73. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Diggins makes a statement at the end that Mr. Reagan was a president ......"politically wise, humane, and magnanimous." My assessment from this reading is that he was politically expedient rather than wise and that, if you wish to believe that he was humane and magnanimous, ask any of the mentally sick people who cannot get the help they need anymore. Sure, the help they could get may not have been very good but it kept them warm and clean and off the streets. And Hayek has a lot to answer for.
gmillar | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Mar 20, 2016 |
Excellent intellectual history of the early-to-mid twentieth century. Diggins is an exceptionally engaging writer as well as a great historian.
winedrunksea | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Mar 28, 2015 |
Il fascismo non può essere considerato come un fenomeno isolato; esso fu un fenomeno con caratteristiche proprie, che, fin dagli anni Venti, fu guardato con curiosità e interesse da politici, economisti e intellettuali di altri paesi. Diggins nel suo libro, analizza con attenzione le reazioni che i vari settori dell'opinione pubblica statunitense ebbero di fronte al fascismo.
BiblioLorenzoLodi | May 21, 2012 |
The essence of Niebuhr as Niebuhr applied his thought to public policy.Sometimes Diggins' interpretations of the great theologian seem just a bit too pat or just a bit off base. The comparison of the German Nietzsche to the "American" Niebuhr is especially simplistic. Although Niebuhr was born in the American Midwest and was an Anglophile, his thought was shaped by his German-immigrant father and by the German pietistic tradition of his early education. Still, it is worthwhile to have some of Niebuhr's most important insights restated and to learn how the late Mr. Diggins applied them to the policies of George W. Bush.… (més)
Illiniguy71 | Dec 9, 2011 |



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