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Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics$
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Richard Harries and Stephen Platten

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199571833

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.001.0001

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Realism and Progress

Realism and Progress

Niebuhr's Thought and Contemporary Challenges

(p.169) 12 Realism and Progress
Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Anatol Lieven

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the tension between realists and progressives in American policy. It argues that Niebuhr's approach is still needed to avoid a triumphalist moralism on the one hand, and an inadequate realism on the other.

Keywords:   Reinhold Niebuhr, progressives, triumphalist moralism, realism

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