THE IRONY OF
With a new Introduction by
Andrew J. Bacevich
The University of Chicago Press
Chicago and London
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 60637
Copyright Â© 1952 by the Estate of Reinhold Niebuhr
Introduction Â© 2008 by Andrew J. Bacevich
All rights reserved.
First published in 1952 by Charles Scribnerâ€™s Sons
University of Chicago Press edition 2008
Printed in the United States of America
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ISBN-13: 978-0-226-58398-3 (paper)
ISBN-10: 0-226-58398-8 (paper)
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892â€“1971.
The irony of American history / Reinhold Niebuhr ; with a new introduction by Andrew J.
â€œFirst published in 1952 by Charles Scribnerâ€™s Sons.â€
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-58398-3 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN-10: 0-226-58398-8 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. United Statesâ€”Foreign relationsâ€”
20th century. 2. United Statesâ€”Foreign relationsâ€”1945â€“1953. 3. United Statesâ€”
Historyâ€”Philosophy. 4. United Statesâ€”Civilization. I. Title.
Ã¸The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American
National Standard for Information Sciencesâ€”Permanence of Paper for Printed Library
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