Authority and the Liberal Tradition: From Hobbes to Rorty, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Authority and the Liberal Tradition

From Hobbes to Rorty, 2nd Edition

By Robert Heineman

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234 pages

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Paperback: 9781560007142
pub: 1994-01-30
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Authority and the Liberal Tradition critically describes the historical foundations of modern liberalism, implicitly analyzing the status and effectiveness of American democracy. Heineman examines contemporary liberal ideology, which he argues undermines the normative basis of social stability that was an important element in the classical liberal tradition. He shows how American government has become hostage to ideology, to the advocacy of interest-group politics.

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Library of Conservative Thought

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL042020
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism