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Democratic Faith

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ISBN-10: 0691163391

ISBN-13: 9780691163390

Edition: 2005

Authors: Patrick Deneen, Patrick J. Deneen

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The American political reformer Herbert Croly wrote, "For better or worse, democracy cannot be disentangled from an aspiration toward human perfectibility." Democratic Faith is at once a trenchant analysis and a powerful critique of this underlying assumption that informs democratic theory. Patrick Deneen argues that among democracy's most ardent supporters there is an oft-expressed belief in the need to "transform" human beings in order to reconcile the sometimes disappointing reality of human self-interest with the democratic ideal of selfless commitment. This "transformative impulse" is frequently couched in religious language, such as the need for political "redemption." This is all the…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/3/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 6.73" wide x 9.37" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English