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Diggins, John P.

Overview
Works: 56 works in 288 publications in 4 languages and 16,600 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HN90.R3, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John P Diggins
Ronald Reagan : fate, freedom, and the making of history by John P Diggins( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following his departure from office, Ronald Reagan was marginalized thanks to liberal biases that dominate the teaching of American history, says John Patrick Diggins. Yet Reagan, like Lincoln (who was also attacked for decades after his death), deserves to be regarded as one of our three or four greatest presidents. Reagan was far more active a president and far more sophisticated than we ever knew. His negotiations with Mikhail Gorbachev and his opposition to foreign interventions demonstrate that he was not a rigid hawk. And in his pursuit of Emersonian ideals in his distrust of big government, he was the most open-minded libertarian president the country has ever had; combining a reverence for America's hallowed historical traditions with an implacable faith in the limitless opportunities of the future."--Publisher description
The proud decades : America in war and in peace, 1941-1960 by John P Diggins( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mussolini and fascism : the view from America by John P Diggins( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mussolini, Il Duce; Amerikansk udsyn: egenskaber ved Italien; Journalistik; Il Duce som heltefigur; Det amerikanske samfund og fascisme; Fascismen i krig
The lost soul of American politics : virtue, self-interest, and the foundations of liberalism by John P Diggins( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and German and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Adams by John P Diggins( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles John Adams as an ideal successor to Washington, citing the qualities of his character and Federalist policies that enabled him to address the challenges that took place during his presidency
Up from communism : conservative odysseys in American intellectual history by John P Diggins( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the American left by John P Diggins( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Left was born in America--not, as some would have it, in Europe or the Third World, and the American Left was nurtured by intellectuals and activists who read Jefferson and Whitman before they read Marx or Mao. One lesson this brilliant history teaches us is that the fury of radical innocence and wounded idealism so peculiar to American intellectual history springs from native soil. The American Left is not a single phenomenon but four surprising eruptions throughout the past century:. The Lyrical Left, of the First World War years. Sometimes known as "the New Intellectuals," its leaders, born and educated in the United States, were uniformly mindful of America's roots. The Old Left, as it came to be known, wrote its agenda driven by the legacy of World War I, the hopes that had sprung from the promise of socialism, and the clear failure of American capitalism so manifest in the Great Depression. The New Left of the 1960s combined a revolt against the banalities of middleclass life with civil rights fervor and, finally, protest against America's longest war, Vietnam. The result was one of the most unsettled and incoherent decades in American history. And now, much embattled by twelve years of Republican rule, we have the contemporary Academic Left building on unfirm ground, seeking on the one hand to question the traditional values of the West and on the other to embrace the causes of women and minorities long shut out of that tradition whose future may well depend upon Western values. The American Left is no dry-as-dust subject. Its leaders, men and women strong in rhetoric and actions, are among the most riveting personalities of our time--Max and Crystal Eastman, Emma Goldman, Walter Lippmann, Eugene Debs, Norman Thomas, Reinhold Niebuhr, Herbert Marcuse, Mario Savio, Eldridge Cleaver, Sidney Hook, Irving Howe. These lives, so skillfully interwoven into so important an American story, make this book the best available history of its subject
The American left in the twentieth century by John P Diggins( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On hallowed ground : Abraham Lincoln and the foundations of American history by John P Diggins( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Patrick Diggins offers a reassessment of American history, emphasizing the foundational role of Abraham Lincoln's moral and political theory. Distressed by the divisive impact of modern identity politics, Diggins argues persuasively that in the central tenets of Lincoln's political faith - the redeeming value of labor and the rights to property and self-determination - we find the purest expression of the values that have united Americans and guided American history."--Jacket
The bard of savagery : Thorstein Veblen and modern social theory by John P Diggins( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El ambiente y el hombre : Veblen y los Estados Unidos - La entrada de Veblen, "perturbador de la paz intelectural" - El científico social como un extraño - Teoría e historia : la economía y el dilema de la teoría del valor - Marx, Veblen y el enigma de la alineación - Cosificación, animismo, emulación : la hegemonía cultural del capitalismo - Veblen, Weber y el espíritu del capitalismo - Dentro de la ballena : el status bárbaro de las mujeres Las tribus de la universidad - Los Estado Unidos y el mundo - Discípulos y disidentes. El legado de Veblen al pensamiento y la acción social norteamericanos
Max Weber : politics and the spirit of tragedy by John P Diggins( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life and work of pioneering social scientist Max Weber. Diggins connects the critical moments of Weber's life--in particular, his experience of America--to his ideas on power, capitalism, bureaucracy, and science. He argues that Weber's emphasis on such topics as rapaciousness, hypocrisy, and deception illuminate the dilemmas of modern American politics
Eugene O'Neill's America : desire under democracy by John P Diggins( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling intellectual and cultural history of Eugene O'Neill's role in and contribution to American culture
The liberal persuasion : Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and the challenge of the American past by John P Diggins( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than half a century, the celebrated historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., has been the guiding force of American liberalism, both intellectually and in practice. The author of many critically acclaimed books, Schlesinger vigorously defended FDR's New Deal policies in his earliest writings and later served as a close advisor to President John F. Kennedy. In this volume, twenty of today's most eminent historians join forces to explore Schlesinger's unique brand of liberalism - one that has steered clear of ideological extremism and social fragmentation, favoring instead pluralism and the pragmatic use of state power. By engaging the reader in various aspects of his career and intellectual pursuits, these essays offer an exhilarating journey through American political history, from the Jackson era to multiculturalism
The Problem of authority in America by Calif Authority And The Crisis Of Legitimacy Conference 1980. Los Angeles( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Niebuhr now? by John P Diggins( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author tackles the complicated question of why, at a time of great uncertainty about America's proper role in the world, leading politicians and thinkers are turning to Niebuhr for answers. He begins by clearly and carefully working through Niebuhr's theology, which focuses less on God's presence than his absence--and the ways that absence abets the all-too-human sin of pride. He then shows how that theology informed Niebuhr's worldview, leading him to be at the same time a strong opponent of fascism and communism and a leading advocate for humility and caution in foreign policy
The portable John Adams by John Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In addition to being an uncompromising defender of liberty, esteemed diplomat, and successor to George Washington, John Adams was a passionate and prolific writer. Adams biographer John Patrick Diggins gathers a variety of his works in this original volume, including parts of his diary and autobiography, and selections from his correspondence with this wife, Abigail, Thomas Jefferson, and others. The Portable John Adams also features his most important political works: "A Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law," "Thoughts on Government," "A Defense of Constitutions," "Novanglus," and "Discources in Davila.""--Jacket
Thorstein Veblen : theorist of the leisure class by John P Diggins( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Counter Fired by Stanford and the University of Chicago but recommended by his peers to the presidency of the American Economic Association, Thorstein Veblen remains a baffling figure in American intellectual history. In part because he was an eccentric who shunned publicity, he has also been one of our most neglected. Veblen is known to the general public only as coiner of the term "conspicuous consumption," and to scholars primarily as one of many social critics of the reform-minded Progressive Era. This important critical biography--originally published as The Bard of Savagery and now appearing in paperback for the first time--attempts both to unravel the riddles that surround his reputation and to assess his varied and important contributions to modern social theory
The Founding Fathers collection : the first four U.S. Presidents from the American Presidents series by Arthur M Schlesinger( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents biographies of the first four presidents of the United States, written by leading historians
Ronald Reagan : [fate, freedom, and the making of history] by John P Diggins( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following his departure from office, Ronald Reagan was marginalized thanks to liberal biases that dominate the teaching of American history, says John Patrick Diggins. Yet Reagan, like Lincoln (who was also attacked for decades after his death), deserves to be regarded as one of our three or four greatest presidents. Reagan was far more active a president and far more sophisticated than we ever knew. His negotiations with Mikhail Gorbachev and his opposition to foreign interventions demonstrate that he was not a rigid hawk. And in his pursuit of Emersonian ideals and distrust of big government, he was the most open-minded libertarian president the country has ever had; combining a reverence for America's hallowed historical traditions with an implacable faith in the limitless opportunities of the future.--From publisher description
John Adams by John P Diggins( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volatile, impulsive, irritable, and self-pitying, Adams seemed temperamentally unsuited for the presidency. Yet in many ways he was the perfect successor to Washington in terms of ability, experience, and popularity. Possessed of a far-ranging intelligence, Adams took office amid the birth of the government and multiple crises. Besides maintaining neutrality and regaining peace, his administration created the Department of the Navy, put the army on a surer footing, and left a solvent treasury. One of his shrewdest acts was surely the appointment of moderate Federalist John Marshall as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Though he was a Federalist, he sought to work outside the still-forming party system. In the end, this would be Adams's greatest failing and most useful lesson to later leaders
 
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Alternative Names
Diggins, John P.

Diggins, John P. 1935-2009

Diggins, John P. (John Patrick), 1935-2009

Diggins, John Patrick.

Diggins, John Patrick 1935-

Diggins, John Patrick 1935-2009

John Patrick Diggins American historian

John Patrick Diggins Amerikaans historicus (1935-2009)

John Patrick Diggins historiador estadounidense

John Patrick Diggins historiador estatunidenc

디긴스, 존 P. 1935-2009

디긴스, 존 패트릭 1935-2009

디긴즈, 존 P. 1935-2009

디긴즈, 존 패트릭 1935-2009

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English (221)

Spanish (2)

French (1)

German (1)

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The proud decades : America in war and in peace, 1941-1960The lost soul of American politics : virtue, self-interest, and the foundations of liberalismJohn AdamsThe rise and fall of the American leftOn hallowed ground : Abraham Lincoln and the foundations of American historyThe bard of savagery : Thorstein Veblen and modern social theoryMax Weber : politics and the spirit of tragedyEugene O'Neill's America : desire under democracy