Democracy Without Nations: The Fate of Self-Government in Europe / Edition 1

Democracy Without Nations: The Fate of Self-Government in Europe / Edition 1

by Pierre Manent
     
 

ISBN-10: 1933859423

ISBN-13: 9781933859422

Pub. Date: 11/15/2007

Publisher: ISI Books

Can Europe survive after abandoning the national loyalties—and religious traditions—that provided meaning? And what will happen to the United States as it goes down a similar path?

The eminent French political philosopher Pierre Manent addresses these questions in his brilliant meditation on Europe’s experiment in maximizing individual and social

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Can Europe survive after abandoning the national loyalties—and religious traditions—that provided meaning? And what will happen to the United States as it goes down a similar path?

The eminent French political philosopher Pierre Manent addresses these questions in his brilliant meditation on Europe’s experiment in maximizing individual and social rights. By seeking to escape from the “national form,” he shows, the European Union has weakened the very institutions that made possible liberty and self-government in the first place. Worse still, the “spiritual vacuity” that characterizes today’s secular Europe—and, increasingly, the United States—is ultimately untenable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933859422
Publisher:
ISI Books
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Series:
Crosscurrents (ISI Books) Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Translator's Introduction     vii
La Raison Des Nations
Foreword     3
The Present Situation     5
Democracy     11
The Nation     27
Religion     47
Democracy Without Nations?     71
What is a Nation?     87
Index     105

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