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What People are Saying

"This is an important and timely book, written in a firm and clear and compelling voice. I predict that it will have a very wide readership and not merely in the United States." --Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University

"No one before has done so effective a job of presenting the distinctive features of the communitarian social philosophy. Not only does Selznick show how the communitarian 'persuasion' differs from those of liberals, conservatives, libertarians, and socialists, but he also makes the case that it has a coherence and consistency of its own." --Wilfred M. McClay, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chapter List

Foreword, by Michael J. Lacey Preface Part 1. Precepts 1. A Public Philosophy 2. The Idea of Community 3. An Ethic of Responsibility 4. A Unity of Unities Part 2. Programs 5. A Strong Social Fabric 6. Rights in the Place 7. Democracy Made Good 8. Responsible Enterprise 9. Social Justice Part 3. Horizons 10. The Common Good 11. A Common Faith Index

About Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Woodrow Wilson Center Press publishes books by fellows, other resident scholars, and staff written in substantial part at the Wilson Center.