Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes

Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes

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Author/Contributor(s): Maxwell, Lida
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Date: 10/01/2016
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
There are certain moments, such as the American founding or the Civil Rights Movement, that we revisit again and again as instances of democratic triumph, and there are other moments that haunt us as instances of democratic failure. How should we view moments of democratic failure, when both the law and citizens forsake justice? Do such moments reveal a wholesale failure of democracy or a more contested failing, pointing to what could have been, and still might be?