In the spirit of recent works such as<i> Habits of the Heart</i> and<i> The Closing of the American Mind</i>, Ralph Ketcham's<i> Individualism and Public Life</i> asks whether the individualism which has made possible so many of the material advances we enjoy may also be the cause of the shortcomings troubling our society today. <p>By tracing the development of individualism from its origins in classical and Judeo-Christian traditions, and enlisting the insights of East Asian cultures, Ketcham re-evaluates the individualism which characterizes contemporary American society. He then poses a new politics of the public interest, including revised ideas of citizenship, leadership, and decision-making in a grand attempt to reconcile the individualism of American liberalism with a healthy conception of public life.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 8th January 1991
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.64 x 16.73 x 2.22
Edition Number: 1