For Common Things

Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today
Product Number: EB00171105
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307757272
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

Jedediah Purdy calls For Common Things his "letter of love for the world's possibilities." Indeed, these pages—which garnered a flurry of attention among readers and in the media—constitute a passionate and persuasive testament to the value of political, social, and community reengagement. Drawing on a wide range of literary and cultural influences—from the writings of Montaigne and Thoreau to the recent popularity of empty entertainment and breathless chroniclers of the technological age—Purdy raises potent questions about our stewardship of civic values. Most important, Purdy offers us an engaging, honest, and bracing reminder of what is crucial to the healing and betterment of society, and impels us to consider all that we hold in common.

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Author(s): Jedediah Purdy
Original Publish Date: Nov 24, 2010

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