Making Something Of Ourselves Analysis

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Richard M. Merelman, Making Something of Ourselves: On Culture and Politics in the United States (University of California Press, 1984), 243. Deborah Stone, The Samaritan’s Dilemma: Should Government Help Your Neighbor? (Nation Books, 2008), 274. Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success (Little Brown, 2008), 33. Benjamin Barber, Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age (University of California Press), 122. Ibid., 129. Hannah Arendt would add: Culture and politics…belong together because it is not knowledge or truth which is at stake, but rather judgment and decision.” Ronald Beiner, Political Judgment (University of Chicago Press, 1983), 17 quoting Arendt, ‘What is Freedom?’ in Between Past and Future: Eight…show more content…
Fischer, Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character (University of Chicago Press, 2010), 162. It should be noted, however, that “parochial spaces” have receded according to Michael Sandel: “Political community depends on the narratives by which people make sense of their condition and interpret the common life they share…At a time when the narrative resources of civic life are already strained—as the sound bites, factoids, and disconnected images of our media-saturated culture attest—it becomes increasingly difficult to tell the tales that order our lives. There is a growing danger that, individually and collectively, we will find ourselves slipping into a fragmented, story less condition.” Michael J. Sandel, Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy (Harvard University Press, 1996), 350–51. Alexis de Tocquevile, Democracy in America translated by George Lawrence, edited by J.P. Meyer (Doubleday Anchor Books, 1969), 511. Ibid., 237. Robert H. Wiebe, Self-Rule: A Cultural History of American Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 1995), 66. A Collection of Political Writings of William. Robert Nisbet, Conservatism: Dream and Reality, University of Minnesota Press, 1986), 109. Bernard Crick, In Defence of Politics, Second2nd Ed.ition (University of Chicago Press, 1972), 170. Ibid., 15, 194, 25. Ibid., 131. Ibid.,…show more content…
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (Simon & Schuster, 2000), 45. Theda Skocpol, “Advocates Without Members: The Recent Transformation of American Civic Life,” in Skocpol and Fiorina, eds. Civic Engagement in American Democracy, 505–506. Matt Leighninger, The Next Form of Democracy: How Expert Rule is Giving Way to Shared Governance (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006), 197. Mark R. Warren, Dry Bones Rattling: Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2001), 244. “The IAF was first established by Saul Alinsky, considered the ‘father’ of American community organizing, through his efforts to organize Chicago’s working-class neighborhoods in the 1930’s.” Ibid., 6. “The IAF is most heavily concentrated in the Southwest and along both coasts, but has expanded in the South and Midwest as well.” Ibid., 6–7. James G. March and P. Romelaer, “Position and Presence in the Drift of Decisions,” Ambiguity and Choice in Organizations, edited by March and Olsen, (Universitets for laget, 1976), 276. James March, A Primer on Decision Making: How Decisions Happen (Free Press, 1994), 199. Ibid.,
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