In Praise of Public Life

In Praise of Public Life

By Joseph I. Lieberman

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9780684867748, 176pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2000

What It Means to Serve the Public

In a vigorous defense of public life, Senator Joseph Lieberman, renowned as one of our most articulate and respected politicians, defines the duty, the honor and the privilege of public life in the face of Americans' perennial cynicism about it.

Drawing widely from his own experience as a politician and his pride in public service, Lieberman makes a passionate, hopeful argument for the value of public life -- its place and necessity in our democracy and our need for more Americans to embrace it if we are to sustain our self-government.