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So begins Jonathan Sacks' new book on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy. This book has soft covers. In good all round condition.

So begins Jonathan Sacks' new book on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy. Arguing that global communications have fragmented national cultures and that multiculturalism. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item.

Jun 13, 2008 Holly rated it it was amazing. My book club read this together, and the consensus was that we were disappointed in this book, especially considering how good Rabbi Sacks' other books are. His premise, that if a group of people work cooperatively to create something, they will exhibit ownership in it. This is fairly obvious, but the way that he applies this to modern multiculturalism is novel.

Anyone who has heard Jonathan Sacks's velvet-voiced contributions to the Today programme's 'Thought for the Day' knows that Britain's Chief . Without any policies, The Home We Build Together is not really an argument at all. It is an extended complaint and a lyrical nostra culpa

Anyone who has heard Jonathan Sacks's velvet-voiced contributions to the Today programme's 'Thought for the Day' knows that Britain's Chief Rabbi doesn't rant. He argues like an expert dancer, leading his audience through a waltz of lilting reasonableness. It is a pleasure to be whisked along by his sure-footed moral conviction. You could almost think, from the mildness of his manner and his lack of proselytising zeal, that he is a liberal. It is an extended complaint and a lyrical nostra culpa. We have, it says, lost sight of the Truth, and the consequences will be grave.

This is the Chief Rabbi's thesis on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy. Multiculturalism has run its course, and it is time to move on'. So begins Jonathan Sacks' new book on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy.

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So begins Jonathan Sacks' new book on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy

So begins Jonathan Sacks' new book on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy. Arguing that global communications have fragmented national cultures and that multiculturalism, intended to reduce social frictions, is today reinforcing them, Sacks argues for a new approach to national identity. We cannot stay with current policies that are producing a society of conflicting ghettoes and non-intersecting lives, turning religious bodies into pressure groups rather than society-building forces.

Bibliographic Details. Title: [ The Home We Build Together: Recreating. Publisher: Continuum Publication Date: 2009 Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: Good

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So begins Jonathan Sacks’ new book on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy. Offering a new paradigm to replace previous models of assimilation on the one hand, multiculturalism on. the other, he argues that we should see society as ‘the home we build together’, bringing the distinctive gifts of different groups to the common good.

The home we build together: recreating society. The Chief Rabbi has a booming voice, a quick wit and the ability to make ordinary insights seem unutterably profound

The home we build together: recreating society. The Chief Rabbi has a booming voice, a quick wit and the ability to make ordinary insights seem unutterably profound. His performance on Thursday at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival was a highly enjoyable masterclass in public rhetoric. His critique of our tendency to think about society in narrowly dualistic terms - the state vs the individual, the government vs the market – was scarcely original. Nor was his line about the third element needed in society: the voluntarist, community, neighbourhood, family stuff

"Multiculturalism has run its course, and it is time to move on." So begins Jonathan Sacks' new book on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy.

Arguing that global communications have fragmented national cultures and that multiculturalism, intended to reduce social frictions, is today reinforcing them, Sacks argues for a new approach to national identity. We cannot stay with current policies that are producing a society of conflicting ghettoes and non-intersecting lives, turning religious bodies into pressure groups rather than society-building forces. Britain, he argues, will have to construct a national narrative as a basis for identity, reinvigorate the concept of the common good, and identify shared interests among currently conflicting groups. It must restore a culture of civility, protect "neutral spaces" from politicization, and find ways of moving beyond an adversarial culture in which the loudest voice wins. He argues for a responsibility- rather than rights-based model of citizenship that connects the ideas of giving and belonging.Offering a new paradigm to replace previous models of assimilation on the one hand, multiculturalism on the other, he argues that we should see society as "the home we build together", bringing the distinctive gifts of different groups to the common good. Sacks warns of the hazards free and open societies face in the twenty-first century, and offers an unusual religious defence of liberal democracy and the nation state.

The Home We Build Together: Recreating Society epub download

ISBN13: 978-0826423498

ISBN: 0826423493

Author: Jonathan Sacks

Category: History

Subcategory: World

Language: English

Publisher: Continuum (June 2, 2009)

Pages: 288 pages

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Kelenn
I certainly agree with Sack's description of the malaise and multiple problems in England (which I see as a corollary to the problems in the USA)--and how both of our countries got to this place. He claims that the trends in both countries towards "valuing" individual and ethnic identities (Multiculturalism) has not strengthened our mutual nations. It has, instead, weakened our national identities (our "home") and turned us into a "hotel" with individual groups housed in independent and intolerant "rooms"--each seeking to further its own agenda. I see evidence of this every day in the news and in the dysfunctionality of our governments at all levels. As I was reading this book, I was dismayed to see a news blurb about how fewer and fewer schools require students to recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" to the American flag every day. What better example of loss of our national identity! Apparently, we are no longer the "melting pot" envisioned by our forefathers where all peoples were welcomed but were expected to become American in language, thought and action. Instead, we are now a "potpourri" of different flavors that will not mix. Likewise, he identifies several other trends which we all know are happening but refuse to actively address in our media, i.e., the "dumbing down" of America, the increasing lack of civility/courtesy towards others, the obscene influence of "big money" in our society and the growing trend of economic inequality - in short, the dissolution of the American dream. As a member of the "Boomer" generation, I certainly identify with his concerns.

But I think his overarching solution to these problems is unrealistic. He believes that we simply need to go back to our Judaeo-Christian roots and re-adopt the moral lessons therein. That's all well and good--but I think, quite frankly, that "the cow has left the barn and she ain't coming back!" I think it's pollyanna-thinking to believe that we can go back to a 50's moral and community culture. The world has definitely changed. We are an interconnected, global community now. Like it or not, our countries are a mirror of this. And this process is accelerating.

Some futurists have predicted that we will eventually become an integrated world civilization. On that journey, however, we will first fragment into separate "super-cultures" based on common cultural traits (ethnicity, religion)-- rendering our current nation-states and their boundaries meaningless. Once we have become sufficiently integrated (many years and conflicts into the future), everybody will be multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, humanist in their thinking and with allegiance to a world civilization. The USA and England would be long gone. Patriotism to a "nation-state" or blind allegiance to a religion would be seen as primitive anachronisms. Sound implausible? Look closely at today's trends and consider where they're going...
Kelenn
I certainly agree with Sack's description of the malaise and multiple problems in England (which I see as a corollary to the problems in the USA)--and how both of our countries got to this place. He claims that the trends in both countries towards "valuing" individual and ethnic identities (Multiculturalism) has not strengthened our mutual nations. It has, instead, weakened our national identities (our "home") and turned us into a "hotel" with individual groups housed in independent and intolerant "rooms"--each seeking to further its own agenda. I see evidence of this every day in the news and in the dysfunctionality of our governments at all levels. As I was reading this book, I was dismayed to see a news blurb about how fewer and fewer schools require students to recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" to the American flag every day. What better example of loss of our national identity! Apparently, we are no longer the "melting pot" envisioned by our forefathers where all peoples were welcomed but were expected to become American in language, thought and action. Instead, we are now a "potpourri" of different flavors that will not mix. Likewise, he identifies several other trends which we all know are happening but refuse to actively address in our media, i.e., the "dumbing down" of America, the increasing lack of civility/courtesy towards others, the obscene influence of "big money" in our society and the growing trend of economic inequality - in short, the dissolution of the American dream. As a member of the "Boomer" generation, I certainly identify with his concerns.

But I think his overarching solution to these problems is unrealistic. He believes that we simply need to go back to our Judaeo-Christian roots and re-adopt the moral lessons therein. That's all well and good--but I think, quite frankly, that "the cow has left the barn and she ain't coming back!" I think it's pollyanna-thinking to believe that we can go back to a 50's moral and community culture. The world has definitely changed. We are an interconnected, global community now. Like it or not, our countries are a mirror of this. And this process is accelerating.

Some futurists have predicted that we will eventually become an integrated world civilization. On that journey, however, we will first fragment into separate "super-cultures" based on common cultural traits (ethnicity, religion)-- rendering our current nation-states and their boundaries meaningless. Once we have become sufficiently integrated (many years and conflicts into the future), everybody will be multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, humanist in their thinking and with allegiance to a world civilization. The USA and England would be long gone. Patriotism to a "nation-state" or blind allegiance to a religion would be seen as primitive anachronisms. Sound implausible? Look closely at today's trends and consider where they're going...
Capella
It's okay, indeed. A little denser than other books I read of his. On point, but not an easy read. I was glad I read The Great Partnership and To Heal a Fractured World, also by Jonathan Sacks, first. I fell in love with his writing and worldview in those two.
Capella
It's okay, indeed. A little denser than other books I read of his. On point, but not an easy read. I was glad I read The Great Partnership and To Heal a Fractured World, also by Jonathan Sacks, first. I fell in love with his writing and worldview in those two.
Mmsa
Compelling book by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Engaging read and insightful.
Mmsa
Compelling book by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Engaging read and insightful.
Shomeshet
Rabbi saks does not disappoint his message is always clear
A society we build together will be stronger if we respect each other's differences and try to change them
We can all contribute to building of a better society because of our differences
Not inspite of them.great book!
Shomeshet
Rabbi saks does not disappoint his message is always clear
A society we build together will be stronger if we respect each other's differences and try to change them
We can all contribute to building of a better society because of our differences
Not inspite of them.great book!
Tygrarad
A must read for everyone!
Tygrarad
A must read for everyone!
Jonariara
Fascinating approach to creating a vibrant, caring community in the 21st century. I am particularly impressed by Sack's knowledge and understanding of American political history.
Jonariara
Fascinating approach to creating a vibrant, caring community in the 21st century. I am particularly impressed by Sack's knowledge and understanding of American political history.
Zavevidi
England's most influential Jewish leader has crafted a wonderful critique of multi-culturalism and argued for erecting a new conccept of identity in its place. He argues that multi-culturalism has fragmented society and although the ideas behind it were noble the outcome has been brutal. Instead we need a new society that will emphasize heritage withotu causing hate and identity politics and will recreate religion outside politics.
A very interesting and pursuasive text that is worth reading and has wide ramifications for countries outside the UK.
Seth J. Frantzman
Zavevidi
England's most influential Jewish leader has crafted a wonderful critique of multi-culturalism and argued for erecting a new conccept of identity in its place. He argues that multi-culturalism has fragmented society and although the ideas behind it were noble the outcome has been brutal. Instead we need a new society that will emphasize heritage withotu causing hate and identity politics and will recreate religion outside politics.
A very interesting and pursuasive text that is worth reading and has wide ramifications for countries outside the UK.
Seth J. Frantzman
I cannot recommend this book enough. As pastor of a church, I've pushed my members to read it, young pastors to read it, people of different faiths that I work with around the world. The ideas presented are a way forward for our future. The concept of "side-by-side" sweating and engagement is the only way we will ever survive the polarization of society. If you've read my book Glocalization - you will love this - read it!
I cannot recommend this book enough. As pastor of a church, I've pushed my members to read it, young pastors to read it, people of different faiths that I work with around the world. The ideas presented are a way forward for our future. The concept of "side-by-side" sweating and engagement is the only way we will ever survive the polarization of society. If you've read my book Glocalization - you will love this - read it!