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On Democracy

On Democracy (Paperback)

By Whiting, Dominic
Foreword by Meacham, Jon

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A New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy Title For democracy's weary champions, White's time-tested prose is a shot of adrenaline (Madeleine Albright). I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear. These words were written by E. B. White in 1947. Decades bef...ore our current political turmoil, White crafted eloquent yet practical political statements that continue to resonate. There's only one kind of press that's any good-- he proclaimed, a press free from any taint of the government. He condemned the trend of defamation, arguing that in doubtful, doubting days, national morality tends to slip and slide toward a condition in which the test of a man's honor is his zeal for discovering dishonor in others. And on the spread of fascism he lamented, fascism enjoys at the moment an almost perfect climate for growth--a world of fear and hunger. Anchored by an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, this concise collection of essays, letters, and poems from one of this country's most eminent literary voices offers much-needed historical context for our current state of the nation--and hope for the future of our society. Speaking to Americans at a time of uncertainty, when democracy itself has come under threat, he reminds us, As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman . . . the scene is not desolate.
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ISBN 9780062905451
Released AU 1 Nov 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
3 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9780062905451
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperPerennial
Released 1 Nov 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Whiting, Dominic
Foreword by Meacham, Jon
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
World History: From C 1900 -
American History
Political Structures: Democracy
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 973.9
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Democracy - United States, United States - Politics and government, United States - Civilization - 20th century
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade