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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Difference, for them, may not be understood as a problem to be overcome, but as a border establishing identity. Ours, after all, is an era marked by the simultaneous, but opposing, development of globalization and ethnic nationalism.
Conversely, belief that community relationships are constitutive of individual identity may lead to the advocacy of traditional values. My argument is not that the onto- logical character of the subject undermines the liberal project, ...
Chapter 5 takes up the problem of individual identity, love, and chapter 6 that of collective identity, politics. Together, they develop a conception of the will as the psychological faculty that places us in a meaningful world.
The network has joined with the market in opening ever further possibilities of a fluid identity, on the one hand, and a cosmopolitan conception of the self, on the other. The political rhetoric of sovereignty and sacrifice, ...
This is not a question of the scope of the “coalition of the willing,” but of a realignment of political identity that reflects—and indeed coopts—the new fluidity of the self represented by markets and networks.
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