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That is not who we are! : populism and peoplehood

Author: Rogers M Smith
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Castle lectures in ethics, politics, and economics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How can liberals offer 'stories of peoplehood' that can compete with illiberal populist and nationalist stories? Rogers Smith has long argued for the importance of 'stories of peoplehood' in constituting political communities. By enabling a people to tell others and themselves who they are, such stories establish the people's identity and values and guide its actions. They can promote national unity and unity of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, Rogers M., 1953-
That is not who we are!
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]
(OCoLC)1121609675
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rogers M Smith
ISBN: 9780300252897 0300252897
OCLC Number: 1196344758
Description: 1 online resource (164 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: A cacophony of stories --
What makes a good story of peoplehood? --
Who are we Americans now? --
Afterword: On doubts that may remain.
Series Title: Castle lectures in ethics, politics, and economics.
Responsibility: Rogers M. Smith.
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"How can liberals offer 'stories of peoplehood' that can compete with illiberal populist and nationalist stories? Rogers Smith has long argued for the importance of 'stories of peoplehood' in constituting political communities. By enabling a people to tell others and themselves who they are, such stories establish the people's identity and values and guide its actions. They can promote national unity and unity of groups within and across nations. Smith argues that nationalist populists have done a better job than liberals in providing stories of peoplehood that advance their worldview: the nation as ethnically defined, threatened by enemies, and blameless for its troubles, which come from its victimization by malign elites and foreigners. Liberals need to offer their own stories expressing more inclusive values. Analyzing three liberal stories of peoplehood--hose of John Dewey, Barack Obama, and Abraham Lincoln--Smith argues that all have value and all are needed, though he sees Lincoln's, based on the Declaration of Independence, as the most promising."--

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"Rogers Smith brings decades of distinguished scholarship to bear on competing narratives of national identity, around the world and in the United States. In That Is Not Who We Are!, he offers a Read more...

 
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