Freedom's Power The History and Promise of Liberalism

ISBN-10: 0465081878

ISBN-13: 9780465081875

Edition: 2008

Authors: Paul Starr

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American politics are as fractured and partisan as they have ever been and liberalism is in greater peril than at any time in recent history. Conservatives treat it as an epithet, and even some liberals have confused it with sentimentality and socialism. But Paul Starr, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of America7;s leading intellectuals, claims that, properly understood, liberalism is a sturdy public philosophy, deeply rooted in our traditions, capable of making America a freer and more secure country.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 8/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Liberal Project
Constitutional Liberalism
Liberalism and the Discipline of Power
Power and Liberty
How Liberalism Works
The Origins of Constitutional Liberalism
The Creative Reluctance of Liberal Statecraft
Constitutionalism and Power in England
Creating and Controlling Power in America
The Classical Discipline
Public Versus Private
Rule of Law and the Division of Powers
Religious Liberty and the Separation of Church and State
Economic Freedom and Property Rights
Civil Society and Representative Government
The Limits of Classical Liberalism
Modern Democratic Liberalism
Lineages of Democratic Liberalism
Democracy, Education, and Citizenship
Equality, Labor, and Positive Government
Civil Liberties and the Liberalization of Culture
Liberal Nationalism and Internationalism
Liberalism and the Long Crisis, 1914-1991
Liberal Statecraft Under Pressure
The Unexpected World Revolution
Why Democratic Liberalism Works
Shared Prosperity
The Modern Discipline: Pluralism in Full
Did Liberalism Go Wrong in the Sixties?
The Liberal Project of Our Time
Up from Socialism
After 1989: The Postcommunist Choice
Social-Market Liberalism in the New Europe
American Liberalism Without a Left
Statecraft and Danger in a New World
The Two Faces of Unilateralism
Power Through Partnership
In This Together: The Democratic Partnership Now
Notes
Index
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