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Why manners matter : the case for civilized behavior in a barbarous world

This is not a book about etiquette. It is a book about qualities that these days are seen as rather old-fashioned, unnecessary or quaint, about a way of behaving that no one really has time for anymore, but which, the author argues, is vital for the recovery and survival of our world. Manners reflect the values of the society from which they spring and influence the direction that society takes. Manners matter, not because manners are an absolute good in themselves, but because they beneficially shape how we interact with each other, how we make things work, how we nurture our individual humanity and our wider communities. If civilization matters, then so do manners. Manners matter because they lead to happier, kinder and more effective societies. This delightful and incisive short book takes the themes of Lynne Truss's 'Talk to the Hand' one step further and will entertain, provoke and satisfy anyone who has ever been frustrated by the rudeness of others.

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  • "Li mao hen zhong yao ,yin wei ta shi han wei wen ming yu he xie she hui de zui zhong yao wu qi"
  • "Why manners matter"
  • "禮貌很重要,因為它是捍衛文明與和諧社會的最重要武器"

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  • "This is not a book about etiquette. It is a book about qualities that these days are seen as rather old-fashioned, unnecessary or quaint, about a way of behaving that no one really has time for anymore, but which, the author argues, is vital for the recovery and survival of our world. Manners reflect the values of the society from which they spring and influence the direction that society takes. Manners matter, not because manners are an absolute good in themselves, but because they beneficially shape how we interact with each other, how we make things work, how we nurture our individual humanity and our wider communities. If civilization matters, then so do manners. Manners matter because they lead to happier, kinder and more effective societies. This delightful and incisive short book takes the themes of Lynne Truss's 'Talk to the Hand' one step further and will entertain, provoke and satisfy anyone who has ever been frustrated by the rudeness of others."
  • "This is not a book about etiquette. It is a book about qualities that these days are seen as rather old-fashioned, unnecessary or quaint, about a way of behaving that no one really has time for anymore, but which, the author argues, is vital for the recovery and survival of our world. Manners reflect the values of the society from which they spring and influence the direction that society takes. Manners matter, not because manners are an absolute good in themselves, but because they beneficially shape how we interact with each other, how we make things work, how we nurture our individual humanity and our wider communities. If civilization matters, then so do manners. Manners matter because they lead to happier, kinder and more effective societies. This delightful and incisive short book takes the themes of Lynne Truss's 'Talk to the Hand' one step further and will entertain, provoke and satisfy anyone who has ever been frustrated by the rudeness of others."@en
  • "From the Publisher: In the spirit of On Bullshit, a wonderfully erudite and entertaining essay about manners. When Lucinda Holdforth told her mother she was writing an essay about manners, her mother said, "You're writing a book about manners?" Deeply offended, Lucinda called her best friend and relayed what her mother had said. Her best friend paused before saying, "Well, you do say "f***" a lot." Welcome to the interesting quagmire Lucinda Holdforth finds herself in. She believes that manners are essential to civilization. Yet according to the knife-and-fork snobs, or exclusive bores, her modern-day attitude might not scream manners. And in this age of global warming and warfare, aren't manners frivolous? Do manners really matter? Yes! she passionately exclaims. Citing everyone from Tocqueville to Proust to Borat, Holdforth shows how manners-which many of us might think are inconsequential-are actually the cornerstone of civilization. Incredibly smart, the book illustrates how the philosophies of the greatest thinkers are relevant to our very modern lives."
  • ""Witty, well-reasoned, and, yes, occasionally potty mouthed, the fiercely talented Lucinda Holdforth may be doing more to save civilization than anyone I know. Holdforth has held forth, and for this I bow down low before her." -Henry Alford, author of How To Live In this age of global warming and warfare, aren't manners frivolous' Do manners really matter' Yes! Lucinda Holdforth passionately exclaims. Holdforth wonderfully manages to show that manners are not about saying please and thank you, or about teaching your children to address people by Mr. or Mrs. Citing everyone from Erasmus, Tocqueville, T.S. Elliot to George Orwell and Proust and Borat, Holdforth shows how manners- which many of us might think are inconsequential-are actually the cornerstone to civilization."@en
  • "In this age of global warming and warfare, aren't manners frivolous? Do manners really matter? Yes! Citing everyone from Erasmus, Tocqueville and T.S. Elliot to George Orwell, Proust and Borat, Holdforth shows how manners--which many of us might think are inconsequential--are actually the cornerstone of civilization. Incredibly smart, the book illustrates how the philosophies of the greatest thinkers are relevant to our very modern lives.--Publisher description."@en

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  • "Li mao de li liang : Cong li yi dao ren sheng tai du = Why manners matter"
  • "Li mao de li liang : li mao hen zhong yao ,yin wei ta shi han wei wen ming yu he xie she hui de zui zhong yao wu qi"
  • "Why manners matter : the case for civilized behavior in a barbarous world"
  • "Why manners matter : the case for civilized behavior in a barbarous world"@en
  • "Why manners matter what confucius, jefferson, and jackie o knew and you shouldtoo"@en
  • "Li mao de li liang"
  • "Why manners matter : the case for civilised behaviour in a barbarous world"
  • "Why manners matter : the case for civilised behaviour in a barbarous world"@en
  • "Why manners matter"
  • "禮貌的力量 = Why manners matter"
  • "礼貌的力量 : 从礼仪到人生态度 = Why manners matter"
  • "礼貌的力量"
  • "Li mao de li liang = Why manners matter"
  • "Why manners matter : what Confucius, Jefferson, and Jackie O knew your should too"
  • "Why manners matter what Confucius, Jefferson, and Jackie O knew and you should too"
  • "禮貌的力量 : 禮貌很重要,因為它是捍衛文明與和諧社會的最重要武器"
  • "Why manners matter : what Confucius, Jefferson, and Jackie O knew and you should too"@en