In a comprehensive survey of civic society, Selbourne stakes out the ground of new politics and ethics, founded not upon rights but upon duties: the duties of the citizen to society and of society to the citizen. The text contains a powerful criticism of the corrupted liberal order, of its rights, privileges, demands and aspirations, as well as setting the agenda for a new "civic social-ism" of the future. This volume carries Selbourne's ethical critique into the realms of political, philosophical writing, rooted in the classical tradition, but addressed directly to the ills of our time.
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David Selbourne has been a British Commonwealth Fellow at the University of Chicago, Aneurin Bevan Memorial Fellow, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, and has taught the history of ideas at Ruskin College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books, including The Spirit of the Age (1993) and Death of the Dark Hero (1990), and translator of Jacob of Ancona’s The City of Light (1997).
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Book Description Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1856194744
Book Description Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1856194744