A Thousand Small Sanities by Adam Gopnik audiobook

A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

By Adam Gopnik
Read by Adam Gopnik

Basic Books 9781541699366

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549125201

  • ISBN: 9781549125188

Runtime: 7.46 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Month

The New York Times-bestselling author offers a stirring defense of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time
Not since the early twentieth century has liberalism, and liberals, been under such relentless attack, from both right and left. The crisis of democracy in our era has produced a crisis of faith in liberal institutions and, even worse, in liberal thought.
A Thousand Small Sanities is a manifesto rooted in the lives of people who invented and extended the liberal tradition. Taking us from Montaigne to Mill, and from Middlemarch to the civil rights movement, Adam Gopnik argues that liberalism is not a form of centrism, nor simply another word for free markets, nor merely a term denoting a set of rights. It is something far more ambitious: the search for radical change by humane measures. Gopnik shows us why liberalism is one of the great moral adventures in human history--and why, in an age of autocracy, our lives may depend on its continuation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Written with Adam Gopnik’s signature wit and charm, A Thousand Small Sanities is also a clarion call at a moment of great danger. This fierce, capacious, and startlingly intelligent defense of a whole political, social, and moral order is essential reading for our time.” Stephen Greenblatt, New York Times bestselling author
“This charming and erudite book challenges both authoritarian populists and illiberal leftists, arguing in favor of a liberal tradition that supports both social progress and individual liberty.” New York Times Book Review
“A smart, exhilarating defense of the liberal tradition.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The longtime New Yorker staff writer and prolific cultural critic once again shows his astute awareness of the public’s political consciousness in this new work championing ‘liberalism.’ … Gopnik’s learned, lofty…study ultimately reasserts the belief in the ‘infinity of small effect.’" Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Adam Gopnik

Author Bio: Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik has been writing for the New Yorker since 1986. His work for the magazine has won the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism and the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. From 1995 to 2000, Gopnik lived in Paris, where the newspaper Le Monde praised his “witty and Voltairean picture of French life.” He now lives in New York with his wife and their children.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 7.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English