By Alexander Livingston
Against the traditional view of James as a philosopher who remained silent on questions of politics, this booklet locations him in discussion with a transatlantic critique of modernity, in addition to with champions and critics of yankee imperialism, from Theodore Roosevelt to W. E. B. Du Bois, on the way to excavate James's anarchistic political imaginative and prescient. Bringing the historical past of political idea into dialog with modern debates in political thought, Damn nice Empires! offers a clean and unique reexamination of the political results of pragmatism as a public philosophy.
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Damn Great Empires!: William James and the Politics of Pragmatism by Alexander Livingston