Herbert Feis, Wilsonian Internationalism, and America's Technological-Democracy

by Dennis Yergler (Author)
Others XVIII, 288 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 135


The premises of technological-democracy suggested that rational solutions could be found for social, economic, and political problems with Newtonian certainty. The manifestation of this scientific rationality would bring forth a cornucopia of material abundance that would guarantee stability, order, and harmony. Wilsonian internationalism was an attempt to project these technological premises upon the world. Herbert Feis, Economic Adviser to the State Department from 1931-1943 and then one of the premier diplomatic historians of his time, was a disciple of both. This book explores how the premises of technological-democracy and Wilsonian internationalism shaped his life and influence his historical writing.


XVIII, 288
ISBN (Book)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1993. XVIII, 288 pp.

Biographical notes

Dennis Yergler (Author)

The Author: Dr. Dennis Yergler is an associate professor of History and Political Science at Teikyo Westmar University. Dr. Yergler is chairperson of the Cultural Sciences Division and serves as director of the Great Plains Peace Institute. He is a Phi Kappa Phi graduate of Iowa State University, receiving a B.S. in mathematics, an M.A. in history and an M.A. in political science. Dr. Yergler receives his Ph.D. in American Diplomatic History from the University of Iowa.


Title: Herbert Feis, Wilsonian Internationalism, and America's Technological-Democracy