Not Real Enough

Real American Ethics

Taking Responsibility for Our Country

Albert Borgmann

University of Chicago Press, $25, 232 pp.

Albert Borgmann’s Real American Ethics is a work of public philosophy aimed at the general reader. Borgmann is a professor of philosophy at the University of Montana. He wants to shine a light on existing American habits and values and then suggest a reasonable course of personal and civic self-improvement. We desperately need a renewed ethics of citizenship in America right now, but not quite the one Borgmann provides. It is too...

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William D. Wood is the tutorial fellow in theology at Oriel College, Oxford.

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