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"Na"ive Readings": Reveilles Political and Philosophic

Ralph Lerner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226353296
eISBN:
9780226353326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226353326.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We love our opinions and resist efforts by others to have us reconsider, let alone change, what we are pleased to treat as settled truths. Both philosophers and far-sighted political actors have long ... More


Powers of Distinction: On Religion and Modernity

Nancy Levene

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226507361
eISBN:
9780226507675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226507675.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Powers of Distinction is an account of the elemental character of religion and modernity, a conceptual history that aims to clarify the commitments involved in these terms. Deep in their operating ... More


Making Patriots

Walter Berns

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044378
eISBN:
9780226044514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044514.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Although Samuel Johnson once remarked that “patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels,” over the course of the history of the United States we have seen our share of heroes: patriots who have ... More


The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Walter Bennett

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Lawyers today are in a moral crisis. The popular perception of the lawyer, both within the legal community and beyond, is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, ... More


Interlude The Binding

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A brief reflection on the potential application of the ancient tale of Abraham and Isaac to Edgar. Abraham is told by God to sacrifice his son on Mt. Moriah. Kierkegaard in Fear and Trembling ... More


Lincoln's Constitution

Daniel A. Farber

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226237930
eISBN:
9780226237954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237954.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book leads the reader to understand exactly how Abraham Lincoln faced the inevitable constitutional issues brought on by the Civil War. Examining what arguments he made in defense of his actions ... More


Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials

Michael Kammen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226423296
eISBN:
9780226423326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423326.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book reveals a treasure trove of fascinating, surprising, and occasionally gruesome stories of exhumation and reburial throughout American history. Taking us to the contested grave sites of such ... More


The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Robert Mazrim

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois' Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state ... More


“Pale Phantoms of Desire”: Subjectivity, Spectral Memory, and Irish Modernity

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It is frequently claimed that the ghost in Irish culture was banished by modernity, but in Joyce's fiction, the ghost owes as much to technology and the mass media as to traditional Irish folklore. ... More


Make No Big Plans: The City Beautiful Meets Improvement Clubs

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Progressive-Era politician James Phelan invited the architect Daniel Burnham to San Francisco in 1905 to make a plan for the city, the Burnham Plan. After the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, a ... More


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