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Manners and the Civil Society
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Essays by Judith Martin (“Miss Manners”), Gertrude HimmelfarbDeal Hudson, and James Morris discuss the relationship between manners and morals, and address the way in which the survival of a democratic society depends upon its citizens' respect for one another—respect that is manifested in the symbolic language of manners. 

Read by Ken Myers. 90 minutes.

 

Essays include:
Judith Martin (“Miss Manners”), “The World’s Oldest Virtue” (from First Things, May 1993)
Gertrude Himmelfarb, “In Defense of the Victorians” (from The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1988)
Deal Hudson, “The Last Outpost of American Manners” (from Crisis, July/August 1995)
James Morris, “Democracy Beguiled” (from The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1996)