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 ...
We cannot understand the character of the relationship between self and polity without first understanding love. To understand love, however, we need to explore the character of the will in dimensions that are beyond the imagination of ...
This is not a helpful way to understand the distinction. Liberalism generally ignores certain forms of commitment and beliefs, but they are no more real than that which it does see. At best, we are talking about different kinds of ...
While I do argue for some very abstract categories of self-understanding, the content of these categories is always a function of history. Ontology and genealogy are not separate inquiries. Rather than speak of advocacy and ontology ...
But we will never understand the character of the American rule of law without first understanding the way in which it is embedded in a conception of popular sovereignty. More importantly, we will not understand the way in which the ...
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