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For Love of Country?: A New Democracy Forum on the Limits of Patriotism (New Democracy Forum)

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For Love of Country is a rare forum: a real conversation among some of our most prominent intellectuals about an issue of urgent public importance. At the center of this lively and utterly readable debate book is Martha Nussbaumi's passionate argument against patriotism. At a time when our connections and obligations to the rest of the world grow only stronger, we should reject patriotism as a parochial ideal, she says, and instead see ourselves first of all as "citizens of the world."

Fifteen writers and thinkers respond to Nussbaum's piece in short, hard-hitting, often brilliant essays, acknowledging the power of her argument, but often defending patriotisms and other local commitments with an eloquence equal to Nussbaum's. We hear from an astonishing range of writers from Robert Pinsky to Cornel West to Gertrude Himmelfarb to Sissela Bok.

This is contemporary American philosophy at its most relevant and readable. At a time when debates about crises in Bosnia or Somalia are dominated by politicians and military leaders, here are the voices of philosophers and poets, literary scholars and historians. A book of surprising insights and diversity, For Love of Country is especially written for a wide audience and is sure to spark debate.

NEW DEMOCRACY FORUM A series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns. The series editors (for Boston Review), Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, aim to foster politically engaged, intellectually honest, and morally serious debate about fundamental issues—both on and off the agenda of conventional politics.

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Rarely does one come across a forum where all the facets of an important idea are so thoroughly debated. This is the give-and-take of intellectual debate at its finest. --Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807043295
Editor:
Cohen, Joshua
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Editor:
Cohen, Joshua
Author:
Nussbaum, Martha Craven
Author:
Cohen, Joshua
Author:
Nussbaum, Martha
Author:
Nussbaum, Martha C.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Internationalism
Subject:
Patriotism
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Nationalism
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
nationalism;political theory;philosophy;patriotism;international relations
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Democracy Forum
Series Volume:
TR-02-1
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.99x5.37x.68 in. .43 lbs.

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