By Simon Stow

How does the best way a democratic polity mourn its losses form its political results? How may possibly it form these results? American Mourning: Tragedy, Democracy, Resilience solutions those questions with a serious research of yank public mourning. utilising mourning as a lens by which to view the shortcomings of yankee democracy, it deals an issue for a sad, complicated, and important mode of mourning that it contrasts with the nationalist, romantic, and mawkish responses to loss that at the moment dominate and harm the polity. delivering new readings of key texts in old political suggestion and American political historical past, it engages debates principal to modern democratic idea inquisitive about agonism, acknowledgment, wish, humanism, patriotism, and political resilience. The booklet outlines new methods of pondering and responding to terrorism, racial clash, and the issues of democratic army return.

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