For Common Things

Host Bob Edwards talks with Jedediah Purdy, about his first book For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today. Purdy believes that Americans are too cynical. He argues that the main problem with the world today is too many of us have withdrawn from it. (7:02) For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today by Jedediah Purdy is published by Knopf (ISBN: 0375407081).

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