"This is a delightful book, a small gem replete with insightful, provocative pieces about both American culture and Jewish life. I think that Stephen Whitfield is one of the most original essayists on these two topics. Few other scholars combine the density of his knowledge with the verve of his prose". -- Hasia R. Diner, New York University
This is an important and provocative book. -- Judaica Book News
Whitfield brings a lively intelligence and a wide array of literature to bear on important questions regarding American Jewish culture....His intellectual scope, ready wit, and sparkling style make this book a pure pleasure. -- American Jewish History
This widely-praised book is built around seven core principles that provide a framework for the many voices calling for the reaffirmation of democratic values, citizenship, and service in the public interest. This edition includes a brand new chapter that provides action recommendations for putting these values into practice, as well as current examples of how these ideas have been put to use in the real world.