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Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World

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Having risen to national attention with his first book, For Common Things, Jedediah Purdy now cements his claim to being one of the most arresting public intellectuals of his generation. In Being America, Purdy turns his erudition and unique perspective to America’s relationship with a world that both admires and hates it.

Purdy has absorbed insights from people around the world: Westernized Egyptians who consider Osama bin Laden a hero, an urbane Indian who espouses gay rights and the most thuggish kind of Hindu nationalism, Cambodian sweat-shop workers, and others. Out of these conversations—and his inspired readings of political thinkers from Edmund Burke to James Madison—Purdy breathes new meaning into the American values of democracy, liberty, and free trade. Clear-thinking and far-sighted, Being America encourages America to strive to realize the potential it doesn’t always know it has.

Synopsis:

The author of For Common Things explores America's role in a rapidly changing world, discussing such topics as why America inspires both love and hate, how it has become both an emblem of liberty and runaway power, the impact of its export of free market and democratic ideals, and attitudes toward America around the world. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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Jedediah Purdy grew up in West Virginia and attended Harvard College and Yale Law School. He has served as a fellow at the New America Foundation and the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School.

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Jedediah Purdy was educated at home in West Virginia, and he attended Harvard College and Yale Law School. Purdy has served as a fellow at the New America Foundation and is currently a clerk for a federal judge in New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307424945
Subtitle:
Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Purdy, Jedediah
Author:
Jedediah Purdy
Subject:
Political Science : Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Political Science : General
Subject:
Political Science : History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-United States Culture
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Political Science : Economic Conditions
Subject:
Political Science : Political Process - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040210
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World
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Product details 368 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307424945 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of For Common Things explores America's role in a rapidly changing world, discussing such topics as why America inspires both love and hate, how it has become both an emblem of liberty and runaway power, the impact of its export of free market and democratic ideals, and attitudes toward America around the world. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Jedediah Purdy grew up in West Virginia and attended Harvard College and Yale Law School. He has served as a fellow at the New America Foundation and the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School.
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