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"This book is filled with brilliant reflections on the way the human soul finds its natural completion through its acquisition of moral virtue. Against the libertarian grain of our time, the authors rightly defend civic piety as inevitable and indispensable. Together, they provide a thoughtful antidote to the postpolitical and postreligious fantasies of our intellectuals."
"Civic education is not a luxury nice to have, but a necessity required for our survival. That is particularly so at a time that education properly understood—knowledge for a life to be well lived, is under assault by vociferous proponents of ‘professional learning’ on the one hand and disguised ideologies on the other. The sad exclusion of philosophy—love of wisdom—from teaching, thinking and learning is as tragic as self-inflicted cultural lobotomy. This book and I hope a series of such books addressing students of all ages will be welcome safeguards against abandonment of education and wisdom for the sake of speedy training ‘to do things.'"
"Readers will not find in this book a ten-part master plan for revivifying American civic education and culture. They ought not strive for one, for as Watson writes in his thoughtful introduction, 'civic education does not reduce to civics.' The contributors to this superb and remarkably cohesive volume exhort their fellow citizens to reflect with philosophical clarity and to act with patriotic probity, offering the measured counsel that civic education should resist politicized reductionism and elevate the gaze of its citizens."
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