The Common Sense of Politics

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Overview


The first edition of The Common Sense of Politics described itself as a just in time tonic for those of us who have given up on common sense as well as on politics and can no longer see the connection between the two.One has only to scan the pages of this 1996 edition to recognize that this book is just as appropriate and important, if not more. With the development of a European Community, the upcoming American presidential election, and in light of the recent celebration of the U.N.'s 50th anniversary, it is crucial that we, as citizens of the world, approach politics with common sense and a universal desire to improve our institutions toward managing and administering to a greater mankind. This book, built upon universal principles of a politics of common sense and for the purpose of restoring faith in the reform and improvement of our institutions, is the way toward perfect society and toward the bettering of the condition of man on earth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823216673
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 265
  • Sales rank: 570,159
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mortimer J. Adler was the director of the Institute for Philosophical Research in Chicago and a member of the board of editors of the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1996 Edition
Preface
Pt. 1 Ethics, Politics, and History
1 Introduction: Common Sense and Politics 3
2 The Good Life and the Good Society 18
3 The Political Animal 30
4 The Historical Enlargment of Our Vision of the Possible 41
5 Three Great Revolutions That Have Increased Our Political Wisdom 50
Pt. 2 The New Confrontation: Political Wisdom and Anti-Political Folly
6 The Necessity of Government 67
7 Concerning the Goodness of the State 83
8 The Anti-Political Philosophers 94
Pt. 3 The New Ideal: Classlessness
9 The Injustices to Which Government Is Prone 107
10 The Maximization, Through Justice, of Liberty and Equality for All 122
11 Political Liberty and Equality: the Answer to Oligarchs, Conservatives, and Reluctant Democrats 131
12 Economic Equality and Welfare: Democracy and Socialism 145
13 The Classless Establishment and the World Community 156
Pt. 4 The Goal of Progress and the End of Revolution
14 Three Needed Developments: Prescriptions, Not Predictions 169
15 The Control of Technology 173
16 World Government 179
17 The Education of Mankind 190
18 Change, Revolution, and Progress 195
19 Our Limited Vision of the Possible 200
Notes 207
References 253
Index of Proper Names 263
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