Complete the American Revolution!: What 9-11, Corporate Scandal and the 2000 Presidential Election Have in Common and What We Can Do About It

Complete the American Revolution!: What 9-11, Corporate Scandal and the 2000 Presidential Election Have in Common and What We Can Do About It

by Albert Piacente

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Overview

Although Americans demand democracy in government and politics in general, they do not do the same for social and economic institutions. Using this as a basis for social criticism, Complete the American Revolution! attempts to lay bare the unhappy marriage between democracy and paternalism, and presents a new and mostly historical case for furthering the democratic experiment in the United States. This case leans heavily on recent historical events, but it also relies on insights derived from the founders of the American Nation and less on the statistical sort of arguments often employed by social scientists and journalists. Where most critical works stop short of offering alternative structures in detail, Albert Piacente gives a vision of how our institutional life could achieve new life, and free America of some of its baser contradictions. For additional information, visit http://realdemocracy.typepad.com/blog/.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761829010
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 05/19/2004
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Albert Piacente holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Virginia. He is Master Teacher of Humanities at New York University. His published works include How to Study in the University: A Comparative Analysis of Japanese and American Higher Education for Students (The Eastern Economy Publishing Company, February 2002).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Why Complete the American Revolution? Part I: A Common Sense Justification: The American Revolution Isn't Complete?!; 6 Reasons to Complete the American Revolution: Reason 1: No More 9-11's, Reason 2: No More Corporate Scandals, Reason 3: No M Chapter 3 How to Complete the American Revolution: Democracy and Politics: Isn't our Politics Democratic Already?; Closer to the Participatory Ideal; "Improved" Representation; Restructuring the Government According to Improved Representation; Combining Parti Chapter 4 How to Complete the American Revolution: Democracy and the Economy: The "Ideal" Democratic Economy; Capitalism over Socialism, but Neither is Democratic; So What's Wrong with the Current American System; The Role of Government in the Economy; The Co Chapter 5 How to Complete the American Revolution: Democracy and Formal Education: Making Universities Democratic; Making Primary and Secondary Schools Democratic; Democracy and the Goal of Primary and Secondary Education; Making Good "Entertainers" Part One: Chapter 6 Why Complete the American Revolution? Part II: A Philosophical Justification: Shopping and the "Logic" of Choice Making; The American Revolution and Value Judgments; Methods of Making Value Judgments; Defending the Democratic Method Part One: Chapter 7 Appendix: A Political Party Program Chapter 8 Index

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