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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12 A good example is Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations, which begins by looking at geopolitical conflict, but is led to a critique of cultural pluralism within the United States. 13 I have developed this conception of ...
13 I have developed this conception of self-exploration in P. Kahn, The Cultural Study of Law: Reconstructing Legal Scholarship (2000). 14 See C. Taylor, “Cross-Purposes: The Liberal-Communitarian Debate,” in Liberalism 8 ...
... is under considerable stress today as the erotic conception of the citizen's body is displaced by a more plastic and disembodied conception of a subject who locates the self in a variety of networked relationships: economic, ...
15 This conception of the relationship of sovereignty to law 10 □ INTRODUCTION.
The pursuit of liberal norms as a matter of advocacy may really have a tendency to build citizen character in the way liberals conceive of the self—as an autonomous subject who applies reason to individual choices.
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