Friends and Citizens: Essays in Honor of Wilson Carey McWilliams

Friends and Citizens: Essays in Honor of Wilson Carey McWilliams

by Peter Dennis Bathory
     
 

Friends and Citizens honors Wilson Carey McWilliams, a leading teacher and scholar of our time. Fourteen essays, by teachers, colleagues and students, pay tribute to him as friend and citizen, and seek to share their understanding of McWilliams's thinking through their own analyses of American political life. Friends and Citizens is rich in the humor, insights,

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Friends and Citizens honors Wilson Carey McWilliams, a leading teacher and scholar of our time. Fourteen essays, by teachers, colleagues and students, pay tribute to him as friend and citizen, and seek to share their understanding of McWilliams's thinking through their own analyses of American political life. Friends and Citizens is rich in the humor, insights, heritage, despair and hope that characterize the work of Carey McWilliams and his unique vision of America's political promise. This is an important book for anyone interested in modern politics.

Editorial Reviews

Henry Plotkin
For those of us who know Carey McWilliams, these artfully written essays are a richly deserved tribute to one of our nation's most important voices. As exceptionalism defines America, so too does Carey McWilliams define the exceptional teacher and political theorist. His breadth of understanding about American public life is exceeded only by the degree to which he has inspired generations of students to a larger understanding of their native land. Friendship and citizenship stand at the center of Carey's teaching and writing and those themes are wonderfully echoed in the essays in this extraordinary book.
Bruce L. Miroff
Friends and Citizens amplifies the distinctive themes that have marked Carey McWilliams's career. United by their admiration for Carey, political theorists of widely varying approaches and persuasions supply rich fare for examining friendship and citizenship from the Bible and the Greeks to major and lesser known figures in the American political tradition. In McWilliams's spirit, these are essays that pursue the deepest and most mysterious realms of democratic experience.
Michael Lienesch
For four decades, Wilson Carey McWilliams has been informing and challenging colleagues and students with his insightful and provocative studies of American political thought. This fine collection of essays, tracing themes of friendship and citizenship from classical to contemporary times, and through a broad cross-section of American thinkers, is a testimony to his inspiring influence, and a reminder of the richness of American political theory.
Claremont Review of Books
The essays are almost uniformly of high quality, readable, interesting.
Claremont Review
The essays are almost uniformly of high quality, readable, interesting.
American Political Science Review
Friends and Citizens is a model festschrift. Particularly recommended are the cluster of essays on friendships and politics. Though it cannot be said successfully to bring order to the "dazzling eccentricities" of Wilson Carey McWiliams' teachings, it does illustrate their capacity to stimulate.
Booknews
Teachers, colleagues, and students of McWilliams (political science, Rutgers U.) contribute 14 essays reflecting his interest in American political life. They explore such topics as the problem of human pride, friendship and fraternity, and citizenship as a path to virtue. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847697465
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy L. Schwartz is professor of government at Wesleyan University. Peter Dennis Bathory is professor of political science at Rutgers University.

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