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For Common Things by Jedediah Purdy

- Abstract

Jedediah Purdy’s book is one of the minor sensations of the publishing season, a fact owing in no small part to the attention lavished on it and its author by the New York Times Magazine and other elite media organs.

About the Author

Wilfred M. McClay, who holds the SunTrust Chair of Excellence in the Humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, contributed “Is Conservatism Finished?” to the January COMMENTARY. His latest book is Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past.