Liberalism: The Life of an Idea

Liberalism: The Life of an Idea

Edmund Fawcett

Language: English

Pages: 496

ISBN: 0691168393

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Liberalism dominates today's politics just as it decisively shaped the American and European past. This engrossing history of liberalism--the first in English for many decades--traces liberalism's ideals, successes, and failures through the lives and ideas of a rich cast of European and American thinkers and politicians, from the early nineteenth century to today.

An enlightening account of a vulnerable but critically important political creed, Liberalism provides the vital historical and intellectual background for hard thinking about liberal democracy's future.

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