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Why Liberalism Failed

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  •  Why Liberalism Failed
    Title: Why Liberalism Failed
    Author: DENEEN PATRICK J
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 01/01/2018
    Imprint: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Price: $59.99
    Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

    Has liberalism failed because it has succeeded? Of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century-fascism, communism, and liberalism-only the last remains. This has created a peculiar situation in which liberalism's proponents tend to forget that it is an ideology and not the natural end-state of human political evolution. As Patrick Deneen argues in this provocative book, liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions: it trumpets equal rights while fostering incomparable material inequality; its legitimacy rests on consent, yet it discourages civic commitments in favor of privatism; and in its pursuit of individual autonomy, it has given rise to the most far-reaching, comprehensive state system in human history.Here, Deneen offers an astringent warning that the centripetal forces now at work on our political culture are not superficial flaws but inherent features of a system whose success is generating its own failure.

    ISBN: 9780300223446
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