America and the Limits of the Politics of Selfishness

Sidney R. Waldman, Haverford College


A careful analysis of the Congress, the Presidency, public policy, and the American public shows the importance of morality in affecting what our politics achieves. It also shows the limits of what American politics can achieve because of the excessive self-love of the American people and the lack of a sufficient concern for others. What this means for what political science should study is also discussed. --author-supplied description