The Common Good: Its Politics, Policies and Philosophy

1st Edition

Marcus G. Raskin

December 6, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 380 Pages
ISBN 9780367247942 - CAT# K423708
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Political Thought and Political Philosophy


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First published in 1986. In this thought-provoking book the widely acclaimed thinker and activist, Marcus Raskin, moves beyond the limits and failures of socialism and capitalism to an original theory of social reconstruction for a humane society. Presenting concrete alternatives for education, health, economics and national security he develops a new conception of democracy and the rule of law in relation to our common good.

A political and philosophic tool designed for those who search for alternatives in their lives and in the world, The Common Good shows how to organize for social reconstruction, the type of leadership now required, and the importance of restoring progress as a political purpose. Defining politics as broader than the mere manifestation of power, Raskin’s vision helps the left and liberals find their way towards a new public philosophy and program.

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