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The Resource The free society in crisis : a history of our times, David Selbourne

The free society in crisis : a history of our times, David Selbourne

Label
The free society in crisis : a history of our times
Title
The free society in crisis
Title remainder
a history of our times
Statement of responsibility
David Selbourne
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How stable are free societies today? This book argues that they are under threat from 'market free-choice' and 'moral free-choice,' two sides of the same coin which between them, the author warns, threaten to tear civil society apart. Market free-choice is the prevailing economic ideology that gives free rein to market forces, even when they ride roughshod over communities and whole nations. Moral free-choice, the other side of the coin, is the notion of individual rights without any sense of civic responsibility. The result of such ultra-individualism in economic and moral practice is the malaise we find ourselves in today: a lost sense of place, community, and belonging, as well as dismissiveness and unawareness of the lessons of the past. In the wake of these destructive trends, this book reminds us that personal well-being is dependent in large part upon the maintenance of a coherent civic and moral order. A society consisting of isolated individuals focused solely on personal rights with no regard for the foundation of their freedoms will soon see that foundation crumble through neglect. By the same token, a society that routinely sacrifices equality of opportunity and economic fairness to the forces of the global marketplace creates dangerous tensions between the few haves and the many have-nots. Reminding the reader of the aspirations and largely-forgotten writings of America's founding fathers, the book concludes by pointing to the principles of what the author calls the 'true commonwealth' as an alternative to today's political, ethical, and social disorders"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Selbourne, David
Dewey number
323.6501
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.S45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil society
  • Democracy
  • Social contract
  • Political obligation
  • Duty
  • Social ethics
  • Civil society
  • Democracy
  • Duty
  • Political obligation
  • Social contract
  • Social ethics
  • United States
Label
The free society in crisis : a history of our times, David Selbourne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
As other powers advance -- Rich and poor -- Socialism's defeat -- Breaking the bounds -- The home front -- In limbo -- Reactions -- The political class -- Bad faith -- The demiurge of capital -- Questions of belief -- The true commonwealth
Control code
on1041765446
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781633885301
Lccn
2018042239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041765446
Label
The free society in crisis : a history of our times, David Selbourne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
As other powers advance -- Rich and poor -- Socialism's defeat -- Breaking the bounds -- The home front -- In limbo -- Reactions -- The political class -- Bad faith -- The demiurge of capital -- Questions of belief -- The true commonwealth
Control code
on1041765446
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781633885301
Lccn
2018042239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041765446

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