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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Of this group, I want especially to thank Daniel Bonilla for helping me to understand contemporary views on multiculturalism and for a very close reading of the entire manuscript ...
More importantly, differences arise because of contemporary critiques of traditional practice and beliefs. These critiques purport to expose the manner in which the traditions carry forward entrenched status relationships.
The contemporary truths of the West are procedural and economic: the rule of. 1 Compare, e.g., K. Karst, “The Bonds of American Nationhood,” 21 Cardozo L. Rev. 1141 (2000), with S. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking ...
This is the approach pursued by contemporary advocates of human-rights law. Alternatively, we can begin from the perception of difference among groups. The intuition of difference is no less fundamental than that of commonality.
Our contemporary missionaries preach democracy, free markets, and the rule of law—all institutions founded on our belief in the equality and liberty of every person. This dogged commitment to a universal community is a product of both ...
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