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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Issues of advocacy concern the content and character of the norms given expression and life in the rule of law. Rights, markets, and limited government are transnational norms. The liberal discourse of law easily becomes a universal ...
It is to read the self—quite literally the finite body—as a point of access to, and expression of, the nation, which confronts us as an ultimate value. This is never a matter of abstract reason or of the particularity of interest.
The body is “read” as the expression of an idea. The primary terms of this reading of ourselves involve love and politics, both of which are characterized by sacrifice. We know who we are when we know the concerns for which we are ...
By this I do not mean culture in the sense of popular culture, but in that broader sense in which our law, our political rhetoric, and our political philosophies all contribute to an expression of who we.
political philosophies all contribute to an expression of who we are and what we stand for. Literature and art, as well as popular culture, also operate here. My point of access to our liberal culture, however, is through law, history, ...
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