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For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today

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Publisher Comments:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Synopsis:

Arguing for renewed attention to "common things", Purdy gives a ringing and heartfelt plea for commitment to--and faith in--American civic and political life. This paper edition includes a new Afterword.

About the Author

A Harvard graduate who was home schooled in rural West Virginia until he was fourteen, Jedediah Purdy currently studies law, environment, and social values at Yale.

Table of Contents

Avoiding the world — The absence of politics — The practice of the public — The law of the land: political choice and attentiveness — The neighbor and the machine: technology and responsibility — Irony and ecstasy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375706912
Author:
Purdy, Jedediah
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Civics
Subject:
Social action
Subject:
Social participation
Subject:
Civics & Citizenship
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
philosophy;politics;culture
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
99/058
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.07x5.26x.60 in. .46 lbs.

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