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Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country

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America is a wonderful and magnificent country that affords its citizens the broadest freedoms and the greatest prosperity in the world. But it also has its share of warts. It is embroiled in a war that many of its citizens consider unjust and even illegal. It continues to ravage the natural environment and ignore poverty both at home and abroad, and its culture is ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published January 8th 2007 by University Of Chicago Press
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Jasonlylescampbell
Dec 06, 2012 Jasonlylescampbell rated it did not like it
I read this because of how good his book on Technology and Contemporary Culture was. However this book never seemed to really go anywhere and the solutions it offered, when it took a breath from its pedogical ideas, was the same tired ideas we have heard before ... that don't seem to be workable and come off a little elitist.

I'll give you the best from the book:

He begins with what he calls the "Churchill principal" which is that the buildings we make will shape us in the future. He then shows
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Michael
Apr 03, 2014 Michael rated it liked it
A fine examination of the meaning of the good life in the contemporary United States. Very much worth reading, though I preferred the author's Crossing the Postmodern Divide for its clarity in tracing the historical causes of our moment.
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Aug 04, 2011 Jessica Zu rated it it was amazing
This is the book I have to read over and over again! A truly enlightening book. And this is certainly the most readable book by Borgmann:) It's a must-read for all American citizens!
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