Carter, the author of The Culture of Disbelief and Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby, turns his attention to integrity, a quality everyone wants but no one knows how to get. Carter examines integrity and its implications in arenas such as politics, the media, marriage, and sports and concludes with a brief assessment of the ideal of ...
Carter, the author of The Culture of Disbelief and Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby, turns his attention to integrity, a quality everyone wants but no one knows how to get. Carter examines integrity and its implications in arenas such as politics, the media, marriage, and sports and concludes with a brief assessment of the ideal of Christian integrity in a secular world.
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Our public discourse is laced, more than ever with sound bite references to our need for integrity. Yet rare is the blogger or conversationalist who can give a convincing definition of the word. More rare still, is the individual who can show us what a life filled with integrity would look like. Stephen L. Carter did both back in 1996. In part one he hammers out the definition and in part two he applies it to various areas of life. A few hints: it has to do with following the rules; honesty does not guarantee integrity; and a pro football player who has it would never argue with a referee over a trapped ball when he knows it did indeed hit the ground. Moral relativism has brought us the read my lips, I never had sex with that woman, Enron execs take all, umpire point shaving, Marion Jones I cheated?jungle mentality. Carter assures us the assumption of personal integrity is the pathway out
Publishers Weekly, 1995-12-11 When we talk about character, writes Yale law professor Carter (The Culture of Disbelief), integrity ``is in some sense prior to everything else''; thus his mix of anecdote and meditation is a worthy but quirky entree to an important yet hard-to-discuss subject. Integrity, he writes, is more than honestyæit requires actions and a willingness to spurn conformity. After his conceptual musings, Carter addresses the role of integrity in performance evaluations (he avoids routine hyperbole), in journalistic objectivity (he thinks the press should apply to itself the standards it applies to others), in law and in sports. Carter virtually ignores the broad question of integrity in business, but he does have interesting, if sometimes convoluted, thoughts on the role of integrity in marriage. He advises caution in legislating integrity in speech or in politics; his arguments spill over, somewhat overambitiously, into suggesting how integrity can help clean up politics (``We must listen to one another'') and how the concept can help people face larger questions of evil. $50,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Mar.)
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