Trust: America’s Best Chance PDF Download
TRUST: AMERICA’S BEST CHANCE PDF DOWNLOAD
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PUBLISHER: Liveright Publishing Corporation
GENRES: History Of The Americas, 21st Century History: From C 2000 -, Social & Political Philosophy
AUTHORS: Pete Buttigieg
PAGES: 224 pages
TAGS: History Of The Americas, 21st Century History: From C 2000 -, Social & Political Philosophy, PDF Download
PHYSICAL FORM: PDF Book
Trust is essential to the foundation of America’s democracy, asserts Pete Buttigieg, the former presidential candidate and South Bend mayor. Yet, in a century warped by terrorism, financial collapse, Trumpist populism, systemic racism, and now a global pandemic, trust has been squandered, sacrificed, abused, stolen, or never properly built in the first place. And now, more so than ever before, Americans must work side by side to reckon with the monumental challenges posed by our present moment.
Interweaving history, political philosophy, and affecting passages of memoir, Buttigieg explores the strong relationship between measures of prosperity and levels of social trust. He provides an impassioned account of a threefold crisis of trust: in our institutions, in each other, and in the American project itself. Today, these perilous patterns of distrust have wreaked havoc on nearly every sector of society, as Americans increasingly resent the very government that needs to be part of the solution. With the internet and partisan television networks acting as accelerants, Americans jettison any sense of shared reality, lose confidence in experts and scientists, and cope with the grim national tragedy of a pandemic that has only further exemplified the lethality of distrust.
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