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Liberalism for a New Century

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ISBN-10: 0520250710

ISBN-13: 9780520250710

Edition: 2007 (Annotated)

Authors: Neil Jumonville, Kevin Mattson, E. J. Dionne

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American liberalism today is in a state of confusion and disarray, with the "L word" widely considered a term of derision. By examining both the historical past and the fractious present, Liberalism for a New Century restores a proud political tradition and carves out a formidable defense of its philosophical tenets. This manifesto for a New Liberalism issues an urgent and cogent call for the most important rethinking of its values since the late 1960s, when conservatives reenergized themselves after Barry Goldwater's infamous loss. The essays in this volume, most of them never before published, are written by a leading group of historians, journalists, and public intellectuals. Some of…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Neil Jumonville is William Warren Rogers Professor of History at Florida State University. Kevin Mattson is Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History at Ohio University.

Introduction: Liberalism, Past and Future Tense
The Philosophy of Liberalism
The Liberal Spirit in America and Its Paradoxes
The Contemporary Critique of the Enlightenment: Its Irrelevance to America and Liberalism
Liberalism and the Conservative Imagination
Liberalism and American Values
Liberalism and Belief
Liberal Tolerance at Middle Age
Liberalism and Democracy: A Troubled Marriage
What Liberals Owe to Radicals
Liberalism, Science, and the Future of Evolution
Liberalism and Family Values
Liberalism and Religion
Liberalism, Environmentalism, and the Promise of National Greatness
Liberalism and American Power
Liberalism, Internationalism, and Iran Today
Beyond Iraq: Toward a New Liberal Internationalism
List of Contributors