Democracy on Trial
By (author) Jean Bethke Elshtain
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Democracy on Trial by Jean Bethke Elshtain
Book DescriptionEven as Russia and the other former Soviet republics struggle to redefine themselves in democratic terms, our own democracy if faltering, not flourishing. We confront one another as aggrieved groups rather than as free citizens. Cynicism, boredom, apathy, despair, violence--these have become coin of the civic realm. They are dark signs of the times and a warning that democracy may not be up to the task of satisfying the yearnings it unleashes--yearnings for freedom, fairness, and equality.In this timely, thought-provoking book, one of America's leading political philosophers and public intellectuals questions whether democracy will prove sufficiently robust and resilient to survive the century. Beginning with a catalogue of our discontents, Jean Bethke Elshtain asks what has gone wrong and why. She draws on examples from America and other parts of the world as she explores the politics of race, ethnicity, and gender identity--controversial, and essential, political issues of our day. Insisting that there is much to cherish in our democratic traditions, she concludes that democracy involves a permanent clash between conservatism and progressive change.Elshtain distinguishes her own position from those of both the Left and the Right, demonstrating why she has been called one of our most interesting and independent civic thinkers. Responding to critics of democracy, ancient and modern, Elshtain urges us to have the courage of our most authentic democratic convictions. We need, she insists, both hope and a sense of reality.Writing her book for citizens, not experts, Elshtain aims to open up a dialogue and to move us beyond sterile sectarian disputes. Democracy on Trial will generate wide debate and controversy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465016174
(203mm x 127mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jean Bethke Elshtain
Sovereignty, Paperback (April 2012)
"A provocative, counter-culture narrative of Western political thought...an invigorating book, brimming with erudition and discernment."--Times Literary Supplement(London)
Impact of 9/11 on Religion and Philosophy, Hardback (December 2009)
The Impact of 9-11 on Religion and Philosophy is the sixth volume of the six-volume series The Day that Changed Everything? edited by Matthew J. Morgan. This volume features a foreword by John Esposito and contributors include Jean Bethke Elshtain, Philip Yancey, John Milbank, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, John Cobb and Martin Cook.
Biotechnology and the Human Good, Paperback (April 2007)
Recognize humans not as autonomous beings but as ones accountable to each other, to the world they live in, and to God. Drawing on the thought of a physician, ethicists, and a theologian, this title reminds us that although technology is a powerful tool, it is what lies in the heart and soul of who wields this tool that truly makes the difference.
Just War Against Terror, Paperback (July 2004)» View all books by Jean Bethke Elshtain
Inspired by the surge in global terrorism and violence, one of America's foremost political philosophers mounts an impassioned defense of "just war" against terror
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Author Biography - Jean Bethke Elshtain
Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Just War Against Terror and Democracy on Trial, among other books. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois.
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