The Tyranny of Merit

The Tyranny of Merit

A Times Literary Supplement’s Book of the Year 2020 A New Statesman's Best Book of 2020 A Bloomberg's Best Book of 2020 A Guardian Best Book About Ideas of 2020 The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good? These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the American credo that "you can make it if you try". The consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fueled populist protest and extreme polarization, and led to deep distrust of both government and our fellow citizens--leaving us morally unprepared to face the profound challenges of our time. World-renowned philosopher Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the crises that are upending our world, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalization and rising inequality. Sandel shows the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind, and traces the dire consequences across a wide swath of American life. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success--more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility and solidarity, and more affirming of the dignity of work. The Tyranny of Merit points us toward a hopeful vision of a new politics of the common good.


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Pages 288 pages
The Tyranny of Merit
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Michael J. Sandel
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-15 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A Times Literary Supplement’s Book of the Year 2020 A New Statesman's Best Book of 2020 A Bloomberg's Best Book of 2020 A Guardian Best Book About Ideas of 20
The Tyranny of Merit
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Michael J. Sandel
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-14 - Publisher: Picador

A Times Literary Supplement’s Book of the Year 2020 A New Statesman's Best Book of 2020 A Bloomberg's Best Book of 2020 A Guardian Best Book About Ideas of 20
The Tyranny of Merit
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Michael J. Sandel
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-10 - Publisher: Penguin UK

A TLS, GUARDIAN AND NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 The new bestseller from the acclaimed author of Justice and one of the world's most popular philosophers
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Language: en
Pages: 25
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Pages: 176
Authors: Lani Guinier
Categories: Social Science
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Pages: 244
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Pages: 216
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