Democratic Vistas: Reflections on the Life of American Democracy

Democratic Vistas: Reflections on the Life of American Democracy

by Jedediah Purdy, Anthony T. Kronman, Cynthia Farrar
     
 

"Interesting reflections on democracy in the United States by eminent thinkers in a variety of disciplines."-Michael Lind, New America Foundation

Author Biography: Jedediah Purdy is a graduate of Yale Law School and the author of Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World and For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in

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"Interesting reflections on democracy in the United States by eminent thinkers in a variety of disciplines."-Michael Lind, New America Foundation

Author Biography: Jedediah Purdy is a graduate of Yale Law School and the author of Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World and For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102567
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.85(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The democratic soul16
2Lincoln and Whitman as representative Americans36
3Public emblem, private realm : family and polity in the United States53
4Can religion tolerate democracy? (and vice versa?)67
5Taking democracy to school99
6The misuse of numbers : audits, quantification, and the obfuscation of politics115
7Neither capitalist nor American : the democracy as social movement138
8Democracy and the market154
9Democracy and distribution173
10Democracy and foreign policy205
11Dinner with democracy222
12American democracy and the origins of the biomedical revolution236
13Computers and democracy258

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