The Impoverishment of Political Discourse
By (author) Mary Ann Glendon
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Rights Talk by Mary Ann Glendon
Book DescriptionArgues that the strident language of rights that has been on the rise since World War II has stifled genuine debate, negotiation, and compromise and ultimately threatens the same liberties it seeks to protect.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780029118238
(234mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Imprint: The Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 26-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: United States
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US Kirkus Review » Here, Harvard Law School professor Glendon argues eloquently and persuasively that modern American political discourse, by emphasizing an ever-expanding catalogue of rights to the exclusion of duties and responsibilities, has lost the central role in civic life envisioned for it by the Founding Fathers. Glendon shows that, in American society, both sides in political debates flame issues in terms of individual rights - flag-burning, domestic relations, and human reproduction, for example - and that this tendency impedes understanding and compromise. Such stark formulations, she says, ultimately lead to coerced, and often unsatisfying, social arrangements. Glendon makes a compelling case that the American political lexicon lacks a vocabulary for expressing normative and moral concepts that individual Americans understand and value highly, and that the legal culture, with its single-minded emphasis on obtaining civil rights (as opposed to cultivating moral norms), has actually contributed, albeit unwittingly, to the debasement of American political and legal discourse. Glendon calls for the inclusion of the "missing language of responsibility" and the "missing language of sociality" in American political dialogue, and for an increasing emphasis on individuals' responsibilities to their communities as a necessary concomitant to the rights they exercise. A forceful and valuable analysis of the banality of modern American public debate. (Kirkus Reviews)
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