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Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It)

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2018.08.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elizabeth Anderson, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It), Princeton University Press, 2017, xxviii + 196pp., $27.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780691176512. Reviewed by Wayne Norman, Duke University The pumping heart of this little volume is furnished by Elizabeth Anderson's two (already-published) Tanner Lectures, delivered at Princeton in 2015. Complementing the broad and transdisciplinary subject matter of Anderson's lectures are chapter-length commentaries from the historian of modern England, Ann Hughes; the literary theorist and historian of ideas, David Bromwich; the political philosopher, Niko Kolodny; and the political economist and small businessperson, Tyler Cowen. The two lectures are preceded by Stephen Macedo's introduction, which surveys the entire discussion. And the volume concludes with Anderson's lengthy reply to her commentators. The three-part title. . .

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