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The Forum and the Tower

How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt

The Forum and the Tower( )
Author: Glendon, Mary Ann
ISBN:978-0-19-978245-1
Publication Date:Aug 2011
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

The Forum and the Tower tackles a fascinating and perennial topic: the relationship between the academy and the world of politics. For all the talk about the remoteness of ivory tower ideas from 'the real world,' it is the case that ideas do in fact have consequences. In recent US history, the careers of Henry Kissinger and Daniel Patrick Moynihan illustrate how ideas drive politics. Oftentimes the translations of ideas into action results in severedistortions of their original...
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Book Details
Pages:280
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / General
Political Science / History & Theory
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:1.1 Pounds
Author Biography
Glendon, Mary Ann (Author)
Mary Ann Glendon was born on October 7, 1938, in Pittsfield, Mass. and graduated from the University of Chicago with both J.D. and Master of Comparative Law degrees. She has worked as a criminal defender, a civil rights attorney, and is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University.

Glendon writes frequently on scholarly matters of the law. In Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse, she presents examples of the talk behind laws and rights of citizens, and the actual actions. Hot topics such as flag burning, Indian lands, homosexual acts, and social welfare are covered in-depth in this book, and the difference of opinions versus deeds concerning these topics are discussed as representing a distortion of our true culture and values.

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