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Two Cheers for Politics: Why Democracy Is Flawed, Frightening—and Our Best Hope by [Jedediah Purdy]

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"An essayist and moralist for our generation, long known for capturing  the incongruity between our arrangements and our aspirations with great eloquence, Jedediah Purdy has become the advocate for redeeming democracy from its limitations we need now. Addressing how constitutional law and economic hierarchy leave Americans tempted to despair, Purdy avoids blind alleys in search of exits from political impasse, with self-rule by equal citizens a credible—indeed, our only—hope."―Samuel Moyn, Yale University --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Jedediah Purdy is the William S. Beinecke Professor at Columbia Law School and a noted scholar of environmental, property, and constitutional law. His work has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, and the New Yorker, among other outlets, and he is on the editorial board of Dissent. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09N3FQ2KM
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Basic Books (August 30, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 30, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1883 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 323 pages
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I've written seven books, most recently the forthcoming Two Cheers for Politics: Why Democracy Is Scary, Flawed, and Our Best Hope. My writing is mostly about law, politics, and the natural world. I've also written for many magazines, including The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Nation, Democracy Journal, Dissent, and Jacobin. I'm a spouse and father, and right now live in New York after nearly fifteen years in North Carolina. I grew up in West Virginia.

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