Putting Liberalism in Its Place
Princeton University Press, 2009 M01 10 - 336 páginas
In this wide-ranging interdisciplinary work, Paul W. Kahn argues that political order is founded not on contract but on sacrifice. Because liberalism is blind to sacrifice, it is unable to explain how the modern state has brought us to both the rule of law and the edge of nuclear annihilation. We can understand this modern condition only by recognizing that any political community, even a liberal one, is bound together by faith, love, and identity.
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At times, certain values or norms become so important that they shift from the domain of choice to that of constitutional law; that is, they are taken. 3 See M. Ignatieff, Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry 54–55 (2001).
A tolerance based on respect for choice easily becomes a. 4 See Wisconsin v. Yoder 406 U.S. 205 (1972); Sherbert v. Verner, 374 U.S. 398 (1963). 5 See Employment Division, Dept. of Human Resources v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872 (1990) (refusing ...
A tolerance based on respect for choice easily becomes a reverse image of itself: intolerance for the actual choices made. Theoretical approaches to the problems of cultural pluralism reflect a similar conceptual aporia between ...
The liberal discourse of law easily becomes a universal discourse, that is, the rule of law is not bound to a particular political space. Political sovereignty, on the other hand, is always bound to a particular community temporally and ...
The experience of the will is of the idea become flesh, or of the body as the expression of an idea. ... The reason at the center of liberalism rapidly becomes a demand that one's actions and one's demands be reasonable.22 Reasonable ...
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