Civility: Manners, Morals, And The Etiquette Of Democracy

Paperback | April 15, 1999

byStephen L. Carter

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Do you think civility is lost? Best-selling author Steven L. Carter argues that civility is disappearing because we have forgotten the obligations we owe to each other. Carter proposes we rebuild our lives by the fundamental rule to love our neighbor. By investigating the institutions in our society --family, church and school --we can...

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Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University. Born in 1954 in Washington, D.C., Professor Carter was educated in the public schools of New York City, Washington, and Ithaca, New York. In 1976 he received his bachelor's degree with honors from Stanford University, where he majored in history, and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.8 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Do you think civility is lost? Best-selling author Steven L. Carter argues that civility is disappearing because we have forgotten the obligations we owe to each other. Carter proposes we rebuild our lives by the fundamental rule to love our neighbor. By investigating the institutions in our society --family, church and school --we can bring good manners back into our fast-paced society. Civility is an insightful and funny book that will leave readers with a lot to think about.

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"Carter not only defends the legitimacy of religious argument but provides an impressive example of how a believer may engage in civil debate with fellow citizens who do not share his faith. . . . Stephen L. Carter [is] one of America's leading public intellectuals."-- "New York Times Book Review""Part theology, part ethics, part political science. . . . A thoughtful and provocative book."-- "Publishers Weekly""Carter's passionate plea for the 'we' over the 'me' is most welcome and constructive. . . . Such honesty is rare from an American scholar today."-- "Chicago Tribune""Civility, Stephen Carter reminds us, matters. Its foundations is in the heart and in our love and respect for our fellow human beings. Our institutions, culture, communities, and country cannot long survive the loss of this basic and essential ingredient of civilization. Nor can any of us." -- Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense Fund"Perceptive, insightful, erudite, timely, and yet profound--books just do not come any better." -- Amitai Etzioni, author of "The New Golden Rule""Stephen Carter has become one of the most provocative analysts of American life since de Tocqueville, and one of the easiest to read." Civility" will raise hackles, but always with civility. It's the rare writer who makes you like him even when you disagree. Stephen Carter is a rare writer." -- John Cardinal O'Connor, archbishop of New York