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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The Erotic Body 183 6. The Autonomy of the Political in the Modern Nation-State 228 Conclusion: The Future of the Nation-State 291 Index 315 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I have been thinking about the arguments in this.
... particularly the tension between the United States and its European allies, arise from the fact that Americans generally remain embedded in a modern conception of the citizen and the nation-state in an increasingly postmodern world.
More importantly, we will not understand the way in which the nation-state presents itself to the citizen as an ultimate value, that is, one for which the citizen may be asked to sacrifice his or her life. Liberal thought, as well as ...
of rights, but also as potential instruments of state violence against others—or targets of that violence from others. ... Our conception of popular sovereignty has had to be adequate to a nation of diverse immigrant groups and diverse ...
... upon which the modern nation-state rested. Whether one believes this development to be good or bad, its presence is undeniable. It is part of the general movement of globalization, its legal face. These new political formations are ...
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