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Civility: manners, morals, and the etiquette of democracy
    Carter, Stephen L., 1954-
Publisher: Basic Books,
Pub date: 1998.
Pages: 338 p.
ISBN: 0465023843
Item info: 1 copy available at Elmira - Central (Steele) Library.
Elmira - Central (Steele) Library Copies Material Location
321.8 C325 1 Adult NonFiction Book Standard shelving location
In this followup to Integrity, Yale law professor Stephen Carter continues to meditate upon the "prepolitical" qualities on which a healthy society is based.Why do people show poorer manners today than in previous ages? How did we come to confuse rudeness with self-expression and acting on our "rights"? Carter looks at these and other important questions with a combination of his personal experiences and an extremely long shelf of reading material, all the while maintaining an informal writing style that continually--but politely--engages the reader, inviting him or her to think about these issues along with Carter.There are important messages here about generosity and trust, about respecting diversity and dissent, and about resolving conflict through dialogue rather than mandate. Stephen Carter would never be so uncivil as to demand your attention, but Civility most definitely compels. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
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Table of Contents
   Preface p. xi
   I The Collapse of the Three-Legged Stool p. 1
   1 Barbarians Running Late p. 3
   2 Do Manners Matter? p. 20
   3 The Death of the Golden Age p. 38
   4 Welcoming the Stranger p. 55
   5 The Embarrassment of Free Will p. 76
   6 Sacrifice and Neighbor-Love p. 96
   II Incivility's Instruments p. 113
   7 The Demon on the Other Side p. 115
   8 The Varieties of (not) Listening p. 132
   9 Fighting Words p. 148
   10 p. 167
   11 Some Technologies of Incivility p. 186
   12 Law, Tolerance, and Civility's Illusions p. 207
   III Civilizing the Twenty-First Century p. 227
   13 Where Civility Begins p. 229
   14 Uncivil Religion p. 249
   15 Civility and the Challenge of Christendom p. 265
   16 The Etiquette of Democracy p. 277
   17 Coda: the Civility of Silence p. 287
   Notes p. 293
   Index p. 333
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Leader am8a0c
Date/time stamp 19980522103432.1
Fixed field data 971121s1998 nyu b 001 0 eng
LCCN 97044099
ISBN 0465023843 (alk. paper) : $25.00
Local system # (Sirsi) i9780465023844
Local system # (Sirsi) ACB-0613
Local system # DBSRVR::LCMARC/AWD-0052/STL_JUDY
Cataloging Source DLC DLC DLC
LC Call Number JC336 .C35 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 321.8 21
Local call number 321.8 C325
Personal Author Carter, Stephen L., 1954-
Title Civility: manners, morals, and the etiquette of democracy / by Stephen L. Carter.
Publication info New York : Basic Books, 1998.
Projected pub date 9804
Physical description 338 p.
Bibliography note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject term Civil society.
Subject term Etiquette for children and teenagers.
Subject term Democracy.
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