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Why Liberalism Failed

Why Liberalism Failed

Author: Patrick J. Deneen
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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.
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  • : 9780300223446
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : January 2018
  • : 21.00 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm X 2.20 cmmm
  • : books

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  • : 248
  • : en
  • : Patrick J. Deneen