Anatomy Of Antiliberalism / Edition 1

Anatomy Of Antiliberalism / Edition 1

by Stephen Holmes
     
 

How has liberalism, the grand democratic ideal, come to be a dirty word? This book shows us what antiliberalism means in the modern world--where it comes from, whom it serves, and why it speaks with such a forceful, if ever changing, voice.See more details below

Overview

How has liberalism, the grand democratic ideal, come to be a dirty word? This book shows us what antiliberalism means in the modern world--where it comes from, whom it serves, and why it speaks with such a forceful, if ever changing, voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674031852
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
0.78(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: What is Antiliberalism?

Part I. The Antiliberals

Maistre and the Antiliberal Tradition

Schmitt: The Debility of Liberalism

Strauss: Truths for Philosophers Alone

Maclntyre: The Antiliberal Catechism

Anti-Prometheanism: The Case of Christopher Lasch

Unger: Antiliberalism Unbound

The Community Trap

Part II. 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?

EconomicMan?

The Selfishness of Rights?

Moral Skepticism?

The Crimes of Reason?

Antonym Substitution

Conclusion

Notes

Index

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