The Home We Build Together: Recreating Society

The Home We Build Together: Recreating Society

by Jonathan Sacks
     
 

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This is Jonathan Sacks' new book on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy. A counterweight to his earlier book, The Dignity of Difference, Sacks makes the case for "integrated diversity" within a framework of shared political values.

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This is Jonathan Sacks' new book on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy. A counterweight to his earlier book, The Dignity of Difference, Sacks makes the case for "integrated diversity" within a framework of shared political values.

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School Library Journal

Sacks, an award-winning author and the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Britain and the Commonwealth, painstakingly presents a history of the breakdown of civil society as well as a compelling philosophy with which to restore civility to British government and daily life. Global communications technology deteriorates our sense of national identity, he states here, while multiculturalism exacerbates the situation by encouraging social fragmentation, especially along religious lines. We have created a "society as hotel," in which individualism and compartmentalization are the rule of the day. By participating in a social covenant devoted to the common good, we can create society as the "home we build together," a society in which we are integrated but not assimilated and in which we all invest of ourselves to support the whole. Sacks's arguments are compelling, as is his analysis of the advent and results of the multiculturist movement. While applicable to most Western democracies, this work is firmly rooted in British sociopolitical concerns and is written in an approachable but scholarly style. Recommended for academic or larger public libraries.
—Shedrick Pittman-Hassett Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826480705
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/30/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.83(h) x 1.23(d)

Meet the Author

Sir Jonathan Sacks is Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Britain and the Commonwealth. He is the author of numerous books, including Celebrating Life, From Optimism to Hope, The Persistence of Faith and The Dignity of Difference, for which he won a Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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