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The future of liberalism

Author: Alan Wolfe
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
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A compelling and deeply felt exploration and defense of liberalism: what it actually is, why it is relevant today, and how it can help our society chart a forward course. This book represents four decades of thinking and writing about contemporary politics by Alan Wolfe, one of America's leading scholars. Wolfe mines the bedrock of the liberal tradition, explaining how Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, John Dewey,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Wolfe
ISBN: 9780307266774 030726677X
OCLC Number: 232980286
Description: 335 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The most appropriate political philosophy for our times --
In praise of artifice --
Equality's inevitability --
Why good poetry makes bad politics --
Mr. Schmitt goes to Washington --
How liberals should think about religion --
The open society and its friends --
Why conservatives can't govern --
Liberalism's promise.
Responsibility: Alan Wolfe.
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A compelling and deeply felt exploration and defense of liberalism: what it actually is, why it is relevant today, and how it can help our society chart a forward course. This book represents four decades of thinking and writing about contemporary politics by Alan Wolfe, one of America's leading scholars. Wolfe mines the bedrock of the liberal tradition, explaining how Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, John Dewey, and other celebrated minds helped shape liberalism's central philosophy. Wolfe also examines those who have challenged liberalism since its inception, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to modern conservatives, religious fundamentalists, and evolutionary theorists. He analyzes and applauds liberalism's capacious conception of human nature, belief that people outweigh ideology, passion for social justice, faith in reason and intellectual openness, and respect for individualism. And we see how the liberal tradition can influence and illuminate contemporary debates on immigration, abortion, executive power, religious freedom, and free speech.--From publisher description.

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