Why Liberalism Failed

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Publisher Description

"One of the most important political books of 2018."—Rod Dreher, American Conservative

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.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2019
February 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
248
Pages
PUBLISHER
Yale University Press
SELLER
Yale University
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Tyrone7782 ,

Thought provoking.

This book definitely gave me a lot to think about. It challenged a lot of idea that I’d taken for granted as true. I probably need to read it again to digest it further. Recommend to anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the present state of western society.

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