Loyalty

The Vexing Virtue

Loyalty

A witty, provocative, story-filled inquiry into the indispensable virtue of loyalty—a tricky ideal that gets tangled and compromised when loyalties collide (as they inevitably do), but a virtue the author, a prizewinning columnist for The Wall Street Journal, says is as essential as it is impossible.

Loyalty is vexing. It forces us to choose who and what counts most in our lives. It forces us to confront the conflicting claims of fidelity to country, community, company, church, and even ourselves. Loyalty demands we make decisions that define who we are.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439176870 | 
  • April 2012

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LOYALTY: THE VEXING VIRTUE

When looking for love and friendship—the things that make life worthwhile—we are looking for loyalty. Who can we count on? And who can count on us? These are the essential (and uncomfortable) questions loyalty poses.

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About the Author

Eric Felten
Photograph by Tom Wolff

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