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Confident Pluralism : Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (Hardcover) (John D. Inazu)
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In recent years, the United States has been more polarized and divided than ever. This fissure is evident across the nation in conflict over LGBTQ rights; in challenges to religious liberty; in clashes over abortion; in tensions between law enforcement and minority communities. With all of this physical and emotional violence enacted by our legal system and such seemingly irresolvable differences in beliefs, values, and identities across the country, we are forced to ask—how can this nation ever live in peace together?In Confident Pluralism, John D. Inazu analyzes the current state of the country, orients the contemporary United States within its broader history, and explores the ways that Americans can—and must—live together peaceably in the future despite these deeply engrained differences. Pluralism is one of the founding creeds of the United States—yet America’s society and legal system continues to face deep, unsolved structural problems in dealing with differing cultural anxieties, and minority viewpoints. Inazu not only argues that it is possible to cohabitate peacefully in this country, but lays out realistic guidelines for our society and legal system to achieve the new American dream through civic practices that value toleration over protest, humility over defensiveness, and persuasion over coercion.An essential clarion call during one of the most troubled times in US history, Confident Pluralism offers a refreshing argument for how the legal system can protect peoples’ personal beliefs and inherent right to differ, and how we can build towards a healthier future of tolerant, patient, and anti-discriminatory institutional pluralism.
Number of Pages: 168
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Political Science
Sub-Genre: History + Theory, Jurisprudence
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: John D. Inazu
Street Date: May 12, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-6230
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