Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy by Susan Griffin


Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen

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Author: Susan Griffin

What does it mean to be a citizen of the United States? In this compelling and intensely personal work, Susan Griffin—cultural historian, poet, public intellectual—blends history, cultural criticism, and memoir to discover the essence of our democracy. From the Declaration of Independence to the war in Iraq, from Thomas Jefferson to John Muir to Jelly Roll Morton, Griffin incisively and provocatively reflects upon the rise and fall of the American vision of freedom and equality. We are still wrestling with the promise of democracy and the complex idea of equality lying at its heart, and as American citizens, are deeply affected by the ongoing struggle between tyranny and freedom.

Susan Griffin, winner of a MacArthur grant and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, is widely recognized as one of the most important feminist thinkers of our day. Griffin has been broadly praised for her erudition and depth, and for her poetic and evocative writing style.