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- Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 4.99
No nation in modern history has had a more powerful sense of its own distinctiveness than the United States. Yet few Americans understand the immensely varied sources of that sense and the fascinating debates that have always swirled around our attempts to define ?America? with greater precision. All too many have come to regard the study of their... more...
- Encounter Books 2014; US$ 25.99
Contemporary American society, with its emphasis on mobility and economic progress, all too often loses sight of the importance of a sense of place? and community. Appreciating place is essential for building the strong local communities that cultivate civic engagement, public leadership, and many of the other goods that contribute to a flourishing... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 30.00
Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan rode a wave of patriotism to the White House by calling for a return to what he considered to be traditional American values--personal liberty, free markets, and limited government. After the cultural struggles and generational clashes of the 1960s and 70s, it appeared that many Americans were eager to abide by Reagan's... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99
Lack of civic knowledge, ignorance about the U.S. Constitution, and general ambivalence about education threaten the fiber of this nation. The remedy to this malaise, advocated in various ways by a diverse group of contributors, is a well-rounded, liberal education that prepares citizens to participate in a free republic. more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99
The Relevance of Higher Education: Exploring a Contested Notion , edited by Timothy L. Simpson, examines the relevance of higher education from diverse disciplinary perspectives to grasp its historical and philosophical assumptions, and its implications for the relationship between higher education and society. As a result of this study, it should... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99
This book calls for a renewed examination of the professions as public or semi-public institutions with significant influence on civic culture. It offers a treatment of twelve different professions, showing how each traditionally understood itself, how it functioned within society, and how it understands itself today. more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99
This book reflects on the paradoxical relationship of liberal education and liberal democracy. Contributors are critical of the way higher education typically interprets its responsibility for educating citizens, and link failures to academia?s neglect of certain founding principles of the American political tradition and the liberal arts ideal.... more...