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THE GOOD SOCIETY examines how many of our institutions- from the family to the government itself- fell from grace, and offers concrete proposals for revitalizing them.
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Overview

THE GOOD SOCIETY examines how many of our institutions- from the family to the government itself- fell from grace, and offers concrete proposals for revitalizing them.
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"THE GOOD SOCIETY is not only thought-provoking but also deeply moving....This book should be widely read, discussed, and argued about in public. It is the beginning of a conversation that must continue and expand."--Utne Reader
From the Publisher
"THE GOOD SOCIETY is not only thought-provoking but also deeply moving....This book should be widely read, discussed, and argued about in public. It is the beginning of a conversation that must continue and expand."—Utne Reader
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679733591
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Edition description: 1st Vintage Books ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,003,074
  • Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: We Live Through Institutions

Chapter 1: Making Sense of It

Chapter 2: The Rise and Fall of the American Century

Chapter 3: The Political Economy: Marker and Work

Chapter 4: Government, Law, and Politics

Chapter 5: Education: Technical and Moral

Chapter 6: The Public Church

Chapter 7: America in the World

Conclusion: Democracy Means Paying Attention

Appendix: Institutions in Sociology and Public Philosophy
Notes
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2005

    A great society is only great as it is good!

    This is one of those books that need to be read over and over again. Although written before 9/11, it is an appropriate book to read today to remind us as to what makes us a good society. Extreme individualism, selfishness, fear, arrogance,bigotry, fanaticism and the bottom line do not make us good nor great. Excellent for on-going discussions, particularly after the 2004 Presidential election leaving America deeply divided.

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