When Neighbors Become Violent: Struggles with the Democracy of Everyday Life

source: Harvard University    2016年3月4日
Nancy Rosenblum
Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government
Harvard University

Our lives at home are afflicted by neighbors’ ordinary offenses. They are deranged by violent neighbors: random and organized violence, government sponsored betrayal and government condoned murder. Neighbors hold our lives in their hands. When elements of neighborliness survive extreme situations, they have extraordinary ethical force. Rosenblum shows why, and explores the significance of “good neighbors” for democracy in America.

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