Don E. Eberly America's Promise

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America's Promise

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In this book, Don E. Eberly describes the role of civil society in the preservation of democratic values and institutions, and explains why the preservation of civil society must be a major priority over the next several decades. Our society, argues Eberly, cannot thrive and perhaps cannot survive, without strong social institutions, a vibrant moral order, and an active, intellectual, and grass roots dimension, and analyzes the concept of civil society in the context of both political theory and sociology.

He then outlines ways in which the civil society debate reveals and responds to the more fundamental concern of moral collapse evident in America today.

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Don E. Eberly is the director of the Civil Society Project, a national initiative advancing ideas to strengthen America's social institutions and community life. He is the editor of many books, including The Content of America's Character: The Recovery of Civic Virtue. Eberly is an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values, and founder of the National Fatherhood Initiative. He lives in Lancaster, PA.

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America's Promise lays out better than any book I have seen the essence of the contemporary problem of American community, beginning with the family and ending with the welfare state, and proposes some sensible and fair initiatives to reduce our social isolation . (Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History and the Last Man)

This is the most comprehensive book on the civic society to date. Nobody is clearer on this important issue than Eberly and few are his peers. (Amitai Etzioni, professor, George Washington University; founder of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics)

Eberly demonstrates decisively that what is at stake in the outcome of the civil society debate is not only our collective self-understanding but, indeed, our well-being as citizens. (Jean Bethke Elshtain, The Laura Spelman Rockeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago; author of Just War Against Terror)

No one who cares about the future of America's civil institutions, no one who has a head and a heart for the plight of our most truly needy fellow citizens and young people, can afford to miss Don Eberly's masterful new book, America's Promise..... (John DiIulio, Princeton University)

America's Promise is jam-packed with generosity and wisdom―a valuable piece of work on what civil society is, why it matters and what we can do to renew our culture. (David Blankenhorn, president, Institute for American Values)

If you want to know what civil society means, and why the concept is so important, by all means read this book. Wise, lucid and extremely informative, it is an indispensable guide to the civil society debate. (David Popenoe, Rutgers University)

No one who cares about the future of America's civil institutions, no one who has a head and a heart for the plight of our most truly needy fellow citizens and young people, can afford to miss Don Eberly's masterful new book, America's Promise. (John DiIulio, Princeton University)

For a decade now, Don Eberly has been one of the leading figures in the effort to renew American culture. He is a thinker as well as a doer; a Christian who understand the need to engage the secular world. He is always worth a reading, and never more so than in America's Promise. (Glenn C. Loury, director, Institute on Race and Social Division, Boston University)

While some may take issue with Eberly's conclusions and recommendations, America's Promise offers a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the contemporary civil society movement. Moving surefootedly through empirical research, history, philosophy, and religion, this book will be a valuable resource for leaders who want to understand the renewed interest in civil society among Americans across the political spectrum. (William A. Galston)

America's Promise offers a frightening, but on target diagnosis of the nation's moral meltdown. More importantly, Don Eberly outlines a way out that may be out best hope for the future. (Peggie Wehmeyer, correspondent, ABC News)

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