In My Brother's Keeper: A Memoir and a Message, one of America's most admired public figures tells the story of his life. Born in Germany in 1929, Amitai Etzioni escaped the Nazi regime and as a teenager dropped out of high school to fight as a commando in the Israeli War of Independence. He went on to earn his doctorate and to teach at Columbia and Harvard Business School, as well as serve as Senior Advisor to the Carter White House. Although he has authored or edited over 20 books, Dr. Etzioni's influence extends beyond academic circles as the founder of the communitarian social movement. In his own words, Dr. Etzioni reflects on his vision of a society whose members care profoundly about one another, assume responsibilities and do not just demand rights, and attend not merely to themselves, but also to the common good. He traces how this message spread and is playing a significant role in the public life of the United States, United Kingdom, and many other free and liberated societies. Clearly and engagingly written, Dr. Etzioni's vision and story are at once compelling and inspiring.
Amitai Etzioni is best known as the founder of the communitarian movement and he is currently university professor at George Washington University. He is the editor of The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities, a communitarian quarterly and the author of numerous books on political and social theory. Etzioni served as senior advisor in the Carter White House and his voice is frequently heard in the leading news media.
Part 1 From Bullets to Buber Chapter 2 A Nerd Goes Fighting Chapter 3 A Commando Goes Academic Part 4 In Opposition Chapter 5 A Public Voice For... Chapter 6 Further Out: Peace on Earth, Off the Moon (1960's) Chapter 7 Dangerous Truths: Seeking a Foothold (1967-78) Part 8 In the Corridors of Power Chapter 9 The White House (1979-80) Chapter 10 The Moral Dimension Chapter 11 Harvard: Peculiar Ethics Part 12 Launching the Communitarian Project Chapter 13 Fashioning the Message: Creating a "School" Chapter 14 Fashioning the Message: From One To Many Chapter 15 Getting the Word Out: Take Off Chapter 16 Getting the Word Out, Continued Chapter 17 The Media and Us Part 18 Overseas Chapter 19 Communitarianism Goes Overseas Chapter 20 Tomorrow the World? Part 21 Impact Chapter 22 Changing the Habits of the Heart (Stage Three) Chapter 23 Going Academic Part 24 Coming Together Chapter 25 At the End Chapter 26 Acknowledgements Chapter 27 Notes