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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It is, instead, a warning that normative inquiry can no longer take the form of proscription, but must turn to self-exploration.13 CULTURAL STUDY AND LIBERALISM Cultural difference is such a prominent problem today because it presses ...
To put liberalism in its proper place is to take up the question of the nature of the unity of the political community—in particular, of our political community. It is to turn from the rules of governance to the character of ...
Having achieved a better understanding of ourselves as political— and not just liberal—actors, I turn again to the problems of cultural pluralism in the conclusion. Here, I argue two points. First, we are presently seeing a challenge to ...
Symbolically, this return was marked by the attack of September 11, 2001, and the American turn to war in re- sponse. The contemporary Western state—particularly the United States—may be simultaneously undergoing an internal ...
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