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By Simon Stow

How does the way a democratic polity mourn its losses form its political results? How may perhaps it form these results? American Mourning: Tragedy, Democracy, Resilience solutions those questions with a severe learn of yank public mourning. making use of mourning as a lens during which to view the shortcomings of yankee democracy, it bargains an issue for a sad, advanced, and demanding mode of mourning that it contrasts with the nationalist, romantic, and mawkish responses to loss that presently dominate and harm the polity. delivering new readings of key texts in historic political notion and American political background, it engages debates imperative to modern democratic conception involved in agonism, acknowledgment, wish, humanism, patriotism, and political resilience. The publication outlines new methods of puzzling over and responding to terrorism, racial clash, and the issues of democratic army return.

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