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Michael Sandel at Old South Church Democracy’s Discontent: A New Edition for Our Perilous Times in conversation with Robin Young

November 1 @ 7:00 pm

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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard Book Store
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(617) 661-1515
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Sandel updates his classic work for an age when democracy’s discontent has hardened into a country divided against itself. In this new edition, he extends his account of America’s civic struggles from the 1990s to the present. He shows how Democrats and Republicans alike embraced a version of finance-driven globalization that created a society of winners and losers and fueled the toxic politics of our time.

In a work celebrated when first published as “a remarkable fusion of philosophical and historical scholarship” (Alan Brinkley), Sandel recalls moments in the American past when the country found ways to hold economic power to democratic account. To reinvigorate democracy, Sandel argues in a stirring new epilogue, we need to reconfigure the economy and empower citizens as participants in a shared public life.