Synopses & Reviews
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.