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For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today

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Product ID: 135935

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Arguing for renewed attention to "common things", Purdy gives a ringing and heartfelt plea for commitment to--and faith in--American civic and political life. This paper edition includes a new Afterword.

Jedediah Purdy calls For Common Things his " letter of love for the world's possibilities." Indeed, these pages--which have already garnered a flurry of attention among readers and in the media--constitute a passionate and persuasive testament to the value of political, social, and community reengagement. Drawing on a wide range of literary and cultural influences--from the writings of Montaigne and Thoreau to the recent popularity of empty entertainment and breathless chroniclers of the technological age--Purdy raises potent questions about our stewardship of civic values.
Most important, Purdy offers us an engaging, honest, and bracing reminder of what is crucial to the healing and betterment of society, and impels us to consider all that we hold in common.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Product Weight: 0.46 lbs
Author: Purdy, Jedediah
Publication Date: 2000-09-12
Language: English
Publisher: VINTAGE
Dewey Decimal Classification: 302.140
Number of Units in Package: 1

ISBN: 9780375706912