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American Idea The Best of the Atlantic Monthly - 150 Years of Writers and Thinkers Who Shaped Our History

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ISBN-10: 0385521081

ISBN-13: 9780385521086

Edition: 2007

Authors: Robert Vare, Daniel B. Smith

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"What is 'the American idea'? It is the fractious, maddening approach to the conduct of human affairs that values equality despite its elusiveness, that values democracy despite its debasement, that values pluralism despite its messiness, that values the institutions of civic culture despite their flaws, and that values public life as something higher and greater than the sum of all our private lives. The founders of the magazine valued these things--and they valued the immense amount of effort it takes to preserve them from generation to generation." --The Editors of "The Atlantic Monthly," 2006 This landmark collection of writings by the illustrious contributors of "The Atlantic Monthly…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/16/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

ROBERT VARE is the editor at large of "The Atlantic Monthly" and a former editor at "The New Yorker," the"New York Times Magazine," and "Rolling Stone,"