Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

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INDEX
Note: Page numbers in italics indicate figures; those with a t indicate tables.
Ackerman, Bruce, 50, 134n61, 164
Adams, John, 62, 71, 137
alienation. See isolation
Alinsky, Saul, 161
Allen, Danielle, 6n22, 126nl7
Alliance School network, 162, 168
Almond, Gabriel, 35n44, 108nl25
American Idol (TV show), 166
American Indians, Tocqueville’s view of, 86, 91–92
Annas, George, 150n22
anti-federalists, 142n91, 151n28. See also Federalist Papers
apathy, 38n34, 76, 110, 117, 119, 140. See also disengagement
Arendt, Hannah, 13, 24–25, 52–82, 133; and Walter Benjamin, 81nl64; on bureaucracy, 63n71; cautionary political theory of, 58n34, 64–82, 136–37, 139; on celebrity culture, 64n72; on Eichmann, 25, 46, 63, 65, 72, 80; elitism of, 56, 75, 76, 80; on freedom, 52, 59, 68–69, 75, 136–37; on Hobbes, 66–67; on individualism, 58–59, 66–67, 73–74; on instrumental reason, 25, 63, 72, 74, 77, 79; on Jefferson, 52, 56n20; on Machiavelli, 124nll; on materialism, 59, 73, 77, 81; on political/social realms, 24; on political virtues, 62–64, 73, 76; on politics’ intrinsic value, 17–19, 51–60, 81–82, 121, 137; on power, 18, 60, 78, 94; on public happiness, 52, 58–59, 74, 75, 124; and Riesman, 61n49, 76nl45; on thoughtlessness, 5, 25, 43n71, 45n78, 46, 63, 72, 81; and Tocqueville, 17–19, 84–85, 94, 95n63, 96n66, 121; visionary political theory of, 58n34, 59–64, 68–69, 73–82
Arendt, Hannah, works of, 58n34; Crises of the Republic, 76–77; The Human Condition, 17, 54, 62–66, 76nl47; The Life of the Mind, 58–59; The Origins of Totalitarianism, 58–59, 65–68, 72–74, 78–80; On Revolution, 52, 62; “On Violence,” 78–79
aristocracy, 86, 88, 91, 94, 98–99, 111, 122. See also elitism
Aristophanes, 8
Aristotle, 4, 124, 127; and civic friendship, 125–26; on education, 152; and modern liberalism, 54nl2; on moral actions, 44; on politics’ value, 53–54, 126nl6; on practical wisdom, 99
Aristotle, works of: De Anima, 4nl2, 91n37; Eudemian Ethics, 85n8, 126nl6; Nicomachean Ethics, 4nl2, 54, 91n37; The Politics, 40, 45, 53–54, 88n27, 91n40, 126; The Rhetoric, 102n95
Armony, Ariel, 6n20
arts appreciation courses, 141, 153–54
Ascheim, Steven, 55nl4
Athens, democracy in, ix, 4, 8–9, 124–26, 134, 136
atomization, 96, 136; and centralization, 90; and isolation, 65n78; and totalitarianism, 66, 68
attention, 8, 13–14, 39, 101–7; and celebrities, 64n72, 151, 166, 169–70; and energy, vii-viii, 3nl2, 11, 83nl, 84, 101, 103, 117–20, 150; and engagement, 37t; and marginalized citizens, 166–70
Australia, 50
Barber, Benjamin, 14n58, 136, 137; on democracy, 125nl2; on totalitarianism, 136n66
Barrels, Larry M., 20n79
Bellah, Robert, 8, 14n58
Bell, Daniel A., 41n69, 136n66
Benjamin, Walter, 81nl64
Berger, Harry, 65n77
Berkowitz, Peter, 7n25
Berman, Sheri, 42–43, 133
Bermeo, Nancy, 6n20
Brazil, 133, 134, 137
Broch, Herman, 73
Brooks, Arthur C., 49n94
bureaucracy, 14, 63n71, 95, 122, 168. See also centralization
Bush, George W., 89

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