For Love of Country?: A New Democracy Forum on the Limits of Patriotism

For Love of Country?: A New Democracy Forum on the Limits of Patriotism

ISBN-10:
080704329X
ISBN-13:
9780807043295
Pub. Date:
06/06/2002
Publisher:
Beacon Press

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For Love of Country?: A New Democracy Forum on the Limits of Patriotism

After the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, American flags appeared everywhere. Is patriotism a good response at a time of national crisis? What does it mean for us to think of ourselves as a nation first?

With our connections to the world growing stronger and more vital than ever, Martha C. Nussbaum argues that we should distrust conventional patriotism as parochial and instead see ourselves first of all as "citizens of the world." Sixteen prominent writers and thinkers respond, including Benjamin R. Barber, Sissela Bok, Nathan Glazer, Robert Pinsky, Elaine Scarry, Amartya Sen, and Michael Walzer.

NEW DEMOCRACY FORUM
A series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns. The series editors (for Boston Review), Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, aim to foster politically engaged, intellectually honest, and morally serious debate about fundamental issues-both on and off the agenda of conventional politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807043295
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 06/06/2002
Series: New Democracy Forum
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 471,766
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Martha C. Nussbaum is professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago and author of several books, including Love's Knowledge and Poetic Justice.

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For Love of Country?: A New Democracy Forum on the Limits of Patriotism 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a lucky reader for I was able to meet Ms. Nussbaum. This book will challege how you think. It will cause to to question our school system. Expand your feelings for your neighbor.