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MADNESS AT THE GATES OF THE CITY: The Myth of American Innocence


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As the post-modern world lurches toward the disasters and bereavements that signal the end of an age, we turn to myth to comprehend the elemental forces that move through our lives, to know who we are, to understand which stories inform our consciousness. Madness At the Gates of the City, writes Robert Johnson in his introduction, shows how America regularly re-enacts old patterns that cause us to subvert our goals and miss the deeper meaning in events. But by looking at American history, politics and popular culture through the lenses of Greek mythology, indigenous wisdom and archetypal psychology, the author discovers new hope in very old ways of thinking. This book should appeal to anyone interested in myth, Classics, history, psychology or progressive politics.

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Regent Press
National characteristics, American
Spector, Barry
United States - Civilization
Social Science : Folklore & Mythology
History : United States - General
Political Science : General
Publication Date:
September 2010

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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