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Putting liberalism in its place

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
eBook, English, 2008
Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 2008
1 online resource ([vii], 328 pages)
9781400826315, 9781282086838, 1400826314, 1282086839
Acknowledgments; Introduction: Putting Liberalism in Its Place; PART I: CULTURAL STUDY AND LIBERALISM; 1. The Architecture of the Liberal World; 2. A Brief Genealogy of American Liberalism; 3. The Instabilities of Liberalism; PART II: LOVE AND POLITICS; 4. The Faculties of the Soul: Beyond Reason and Interest; 5. The Erotic Body; 6. The Autonomy of the Political in the Modern Nation-State; Conclusion: The Future of the Nation-State; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
Originally published: 2005