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idea of liberalism

studies for a new map of politics

by Watson, George

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Published by Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Socialism -- History -- 20th century,
  • Liberalism -- History -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-167) and index.

    StatementGeorge Watson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHX44 .W319 1985
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 172 p. ;
    Number of Pages172
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1946629M
    ISBN 100333387546
    LC Control Number90170234

    3. The Crisis of Parliamentarism and the Idea of a Diet Representing Special Groups. 4. Liberalism and the Parties of Special Interests. 5. Party Propaganda and Party Organization. 6. Liberalism as the “Party of Capital” 5. The Future of Liberalism. Appendix. 1. On the Literature of Liberalism. 2. On the Term “Liberalism” Index10/10(2). The book provided the clearest distillation of American liberalism to date: “The use of Hamiltonian means to achieve Jeffersonian ends.” From the foundation of this country, there was a great debate between Hamiltonians, who had a vision of a strong state, and Jeffersonians, who advocated a yeoman’s republic with limited government.

    Get this from a library! Liberalism: the life of an idea. [Edmund Fawcett] -- Despite playing a decisive role in shaping the past two hundred years of American and European politics, liberalism is no longer the dominant force it once was. In this expanded and updated edition. 'Liberalism: The Life of An Idea' on the The New York Times Book Review's Editors' Choice List: "A history told through the lives and ideas of a dynamic group of European and American thinkers." Recently reviewed books of particular ers:

    Using a broad idea of liberalism, the book discusses celebrated thinkers from Constant and Mill to Berlin, Hayek, and Rawls, as well as more neglected figures. Its twentieth-century politicians include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Willy Brandt, but also Hoover, Reagan, and Kohl/5. liberalism and stipulates what I shall take “liberal” and “liberalism” to mean. The introduction’s second part outlines my book’s telling of that life in three liberal periods, –80, – , and –89, followed by a brief Coda about liberalism’s present mood. Each part starts with aFile Size: KB.


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Fawcett was a long-term correspondent at the Economist and his book, Liberalism: The Life of an Idea, is a magisterial history of the doctrine.

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The idea of exporting liberalism worldwide and constructing a harmonious and liberal internationalist order has dominated the thinking of liberals since the 18th century. "Wherever liberalism has flourished domestically, it has been accompanied by visions of liberal internationalism," one historian wrote.

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Alan Stern and David Grinspoon take us behind the scenes of the science, politics, egos, and public. • Liberalism: The Life of an Idea by Edmund Fawcett (University Press Group, £).

To order a copy for £ go to or call Free UK p&p over £10 Author: Jeremy Waldron. Textbooks tell us that a great gap separates classical from modern liberalism—James Madison from Franklin D. Roosevelt. Some conservatives say modern liberals betrayed the earlier tradition, and some progressives agree.

But the continuities are fundamental, as is evident from a careful analysis of five key ideas: state power, interests, rights, democracy, and welfare. Book Review: 'Liberalism: The Life of an Idea' by Edmund Fawcett At liberalism's core lay a distrust of power and a desire to turn away interference from the s: 8.

Still, there is one thinker in this book whose ideas come up for discussion whenever he seeks to explain liberalism’s most characteristic ideas. John Stuart Mill indeed deserves the honor.

Mises's answer is summed up in the title, by which he meant classical liberalism. Mises did more than restate classical doctrine. He gave a thoroughly modern defense of freedom, one that corrected the errors of the old liberal school by rooting the idea of liberty in the institution of private property (a subject on which the classical school.

"In Liberalism: The Life of an Idea, Fawcett draws on the experiences and ideas of dozen of thinkers and politicians in an informative, lively, and provocative history of a political tradition he deems 'worth standing up for.' Fawcett's book is an immensely interesting, informative, and important assessment of /5(23).

Using a broad idea of liberalism, the book discusses celebrated thinkers from Constant and Mill to Berlin, Hayek, and Rawls, as well as more neglected figures. Its twentieth-century politicians include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Willy Brandt, but also Hoover, Reagan, and Kohl.

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As liberals grapple with rising populism and authoritarianism, Traub turns to history and theory to reclaim liberalism’s principles. His book mounts one of the best efforts of this kind yet, tracing liberalism’s core ideas from the age of democratic revolutions to the grand ideological struggles of the twentieth century to the convulsions of the current vexed moment.

Liberalism Anatomy of an idea. He completed his book before Wall Street imploded, the American economy slumped and Barack Obama won the White House. This article appeared in the Books.

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world – podcast. Read more It is a crucial modification of the older belief in a free market and a minimal state, known as “classical liberalism”.

This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way.

That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad agreement about what constitutes .The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea "Traub's is the most muscular of these [liberalism-is-dying] books in tracing liberalism's evolution."— New York Times Book Review.