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The Resource Democratic humility : Reinhold Niebuhr, neuroscience, and America's political crisis / Christopher Beem

Democratic humility : Reinhold Niebuhr, neuroscience, and America's political crisis / Christopher Beem

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Democratic humility : Reinhold Niebuhr, neuroscience, and America's political crisis / Christopher Beem
Title
Democratic humility
Title remainder
Reinhold Niebuhr, neuroscience, and America's political crisis / Christopher Beem
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Language
eng
Summary
"American politics is in a state of crisis but it is not clear why. Nor do we know what to do about it. Reinhold Niebuhr helps us understand what is wrong with our politics and research into the workings of the brain confirms his analysis. Call it sin or motivated reasoning and confirmation bias, the bottom line is that all of us are what Niebuhr calls 'Children of Light'. We are all vain and self-righteous about our beliefs and values, and far too quick to reject any information that goes against them. The unprecedented rise of talk radio and cable news helps to account for why things are so bad. We all want to hear that our group is smarter and more moral than others. To restore a democracy that functions, we need to understand ourselves better and develop the humility that such knowledge should engender."--
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Beem, Christopher
Dewey number
306.20973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Niebuhr, Reinhold
  • Political culture
  • Democracy
  • Political psychology
  • Mass media
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Democratic humility : Reinhold Niebuhr, neuroscience, and America's political crisis / Christopher Beem
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-165) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : things are that bad -- Moderating our pretensions : Niebuhr on being human -- Between sentimentality and pessimism : Niebuhr on democracy -- Neuroscientists for Niebuhr -- Rattlers and eagles/Democrats and Republicans -- Partisan infotainment : a new business model for the new media -- Partisan infotainment and democracy : not all bad, not half good -- Weapons and instruments : using government to fix government -- Religion : a constant fount of humility -- Guardians of democracy : democratic humility through civic education -- Conclusion : democratic humility
Control code
FIEb17733005
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 173 pages
Isbn
9781498511421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)903675214
Label
Democratic humility : Reinhold Niebuhr, neuroscience, and America's political crisis / Christopher Beem
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-165) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : things are that bad -- Moderating our pretensions : Niebuhr on being human -- Between sentimentality and pessimism : Niebuhr on democracy -- Neuroscientists for Niebuhr -- Rattlers and eagles/Democrats and Republicans -- Partisan infotainment : a new business model for the new media -- Partisan infotainment and democracy : not all bad, not half good -- Weapons and instruments : using government to fix government -- Religion : a constant fount of humility -- Guardians of democracy : democratic humility through civic education -- Conclusion : democratic humility
Control code
FIEb17733005
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 173 pages
Isbn
9781498511421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)903675214

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