The Common Good

By Robert B Reich
From the best-selling author of Saving Capitalism and The Work of Nations, a passionate, clear-eyed manifesto on why we must restore the idea of the common good to the center of our economics and politics.

With the warmth and lucidity that have made him one of our most important public voices, Robert B. Reich makes the case for a generous, inclusive understanding of the American project, centering on the moral obligations of citizenship. Rooting his argument in everyday reality and common sense, Reich demonstrates the existence of a common good, and argues that it is this that defines a society or a nation. Societies and nations undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce and build the common good, as well as vicious cycles that undermine it. Over the course of the past five decades, Reich contends, America has been in a slowly accelerating vicious cycle--one that can and must be reversed. But first we need to weigh what really matters, and how we as a country should relate to honor, shame, patriotism, truth, and the meaning of leadership.
Powerful, urgent, and utterly vital, this is a heartfelt missive from one of our foremost political thinkers: a fundamental statement about the purpose of society and a cri de coeur to save America's soul.

"Reich's lucidly defining and empowering call for revitalized civic awareness--complete with an enticing list of recommended reading and discussion guide--is an ideal catalyst for book-group conversations." --Booklist

"Brief but well-argued . . . a provocative essay." --Kirkus


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ISBN: 9780525520498

About the Hardcover

Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
Publish date 02/20/2018
Pages 208
ISBN-13 9780525520498
ISBN-10 052552049X
Language English

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