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American National Pride
The grandson of Walter Rauschenbush, Richard Rorty, wants to recapture the national heritage.

A major expression of public theology was the social gospel movement. Walter Rauschenbush was it's primary theologian. A grandson of Rauschenbush is the well known philosopher Richard Rorty who has written a 1998 book called Achieving Our Country, the first chapter of which is entitled "American National Pride". Rorty complains about the degree to which intellectuals have given up on the country and what needs to be done to recapture the heritage of justice movements in the earlier part of the last century. The Atlantic Magazine provides a discussion with the author which is quite interesting.

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Date Added: 10/19/2001 Date Revised: 10/19/2001

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