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  • The Pursuit of Loneliness
  • Written by Philip Slater
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780807042014
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The Pursuit of Loneliness

America's Discontent and the Search for a New Democratic Ideal

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In a classic indictment of American individualism and isolationism, Philip Slater analyzes the great ills of modern society-violence, competitiveness, inequality, and the national 'addiction' to technology.
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"The Pursuit of Loneliness is still worth reading because it honors the mission of sociology not to train a caste of knowers but to contribute to society's knowledge of itself." – from the introduction by Todd Gitlin

"If I had to select a single book by which to tell a stranger what life in this country has become and why, it would be this one." – Edgar Z. Friedenberg in The New York Review of Books

"A brilliant, sweeping and revelant critique ... An insightful, well-written, and thought-provoking book that illumines each of the many aspects of American culture that it touches." –  Kenneth Keniston in The New York Times

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