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The anatomy of antiliberalism

Author: Stephen Holmes
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996, 1993.
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Examining works by some of the most severe critics of liberalism, Holmes offers a reader's guide to antiliberal culture in its various guises. He outlines the classic liberal arguments most often  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Holmes
ISBN: 0674031857 9780674031852 0674031806 9780674031807
OCLC Number: 35696420
Notes: Notes p. 267-316. Index.
Description: xvi, 330 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: what is antiliberalism? Part 1 The antiliberals: Maistre and the antiliberal tradition; Schmitt - the debility of liberalism; Strauss - truths for philosophers alone; MacIntyre - the antiliberal catechism; anti-Promotheanism - the case of Christopher Lasch; Unger - antiliberalism unbound; the community trap. Part 2 Misunderstanding the liberal past: antiliberals as historians of liberal thought; the "atomization" of society?; indifference toward the common good?; the eclipse of authority?; the public realm sacrificed to the private?; economic man?; the selfishness of rights?; moral skepticism?; the crimes of reason?; antonym substitution.
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Holmes challenges the philosophical arguments of the high communitarians...and their intellectual forebears. By the time he is finished, the opposing camp has no survivors, ancient or modern. Anybody Read more...

 
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