For Common Things

Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today

By Jedediah Purdy
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375706912, 256pp.)

Publication Date: September 12, 2000

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Jedediah Purdy calls For Common Things his "letter of love for the world's possibilities." Indeed, these pages--which have already garnered a flurry of attention among readers and in the media--constitute a passionate and persuasive testament to the value of political, social, and community reengagement. Drawing on a wide range of literary and cultural influences--from the writings of Montaigne and Thoreau to the recent popularity of empty entertainment and breathless chroniclers of the technological age--Purdy raises potent questions about our stewardship of civic values.

Most important, Purdy offers us an engaging, honest, and bracing reminder of what is crucial to the healing and betterment of society, and impels us to consider all that we hold in common.




About the Author
Jedediah Purdy is Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law.
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