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American Mythos: Why Our Best Efforts to be a Better Nation Fall Short

Robert Wuthnow - Philosophy - 2006 - 288 pages
America was built on stories: tales of grateful immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, Horatio Alger-style transformations, self-made men, and the Protestant work ethic. In this ...
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Enemy in the Mirror: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Limits of Modern ...

Roxanne L. Euben - History - 1999 - 256 pages
A firm grasp of Islamic fundamentalism has often eluded Western political observers, many of whom view it in relation to social and economic upheaval or explain it away as an ...
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Power to the People: Teaching Political Philosophy in Skeptical Times

Avner De-Shalit - Philosophy - 2006 - 191 pages
Power to the People examines the teaching of political philosophy in what is taken to be skeptical times. Author Avner de-Shalit encourages political philosophers to remain ...
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Moral Order and Social Disorder: The American Search for Civil Society

Frank Hearn - Social Science - 206 pages
Drawing upon both classical insights and more recent writings, Hearn provides a compelling account of social breakdown in the United States. The book examines the conditions ...
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A Society Fit for Human Beings

Elie Maynard Adams - Philosophy - 1997 - 269 pages
Argues for a humanistic cultural reformation to counter our materialistic values and science-dominated intellectual life and shows how this would affect our lives and transform ...
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Poor Richard's Principle: Recovering the American Dream through the Moral ...

Robert Wuthnow - Social Science - 1998 - 448 pages
The American Dream is in serious danger, according to Robert Wuthnow--not because of economic conditions, but because its moral underpinnings have been forgotten. In the past ...
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Democracy and Association

Mark E. Warren - Political Science - 2001 - 265 pages
Tocqueville's view that a virtuous and viable democracy depends on robust associational life has become a cornerstone of contemporary democratic theory. Democratic theorists ...
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