Patriotism and Other Mistakes / Edition 1

Patriotism and Other Mistakes / Edition 1

by George Kateb
     
 

ISBN-10: 030013634X

ISBN-13: 9780300136340

Pub. Date: 04/01/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press

From one of the most distinguished American political theorists comes this probing look at political life. Patriotism and Other Mistakes serves as a reminder of the need for constant vigilance against the erosion of our democratic rights, and shows how our commitment to ideals of religion, nation, ethnicity, manliness, and courage can too easily lead to immoral…  See more details below

Overview

From one of the most distinguished American political theorists comes this probing look at political life. Patriotism and Other Mistakes serves as a reminder of the need for constant vigilance against the erosion of our democratic rights, and shows how our commitment to ideals of religion, nation, ethnicity, manliness, and courage can too easily lead to immoral ends.

About the Author:
George Kateb is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Emeritus, Princeton University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300136340
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
Liberty and the American Constitution
Is Patriotism a Mistake?     3
Notes on Pluralism     21
Undermining the Constitution     41
A Life of Fear     60
On Being Watched and Known     93
Politics, Aesthetics, and Morality
Aestheticism and Morality: Their Cooperation and Hostility     117
The Judgment of Arendt     150
Courage as a Virtue     169
Technology and Philosophy     196
The Adequacy of the Canon
Socratic Integrity     215
Wildness and Conscience: Thoreau and Emerson     245
Prohibition and Transgression     272
Hobbes and the Irrationality of Politics     298
Ideology and Storytelling     334
Can Cultures Be Judged?: Two Defenses of Cultural Pluralism in Isaiah Berlin's Work     361
The Adequacy of the Canon     384
Index     409

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