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The trouble with liberalism

Liberalism, as he defines it, encompasses the orthodoxy of political elites, whether they lean to the left or the right.

Jennifer Szalai | NYT 

Why Liberalism Failed Patrick J Deneen Yale 305 pages; $28 It’s not every day that a book garners glowing blurbs from both Rod Dreher of The American Conservative (“clarifying”) and the socialist scholar Cornel West (“courageous”), but then these aren’t ordinary times. Patrick J Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed speaks to a profound discontent with the political establishment. During the 2016 election, “They’re all the same” was a line heard from Americans disgusted with both parties. Judging from this book, Mr Deneen would ...

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First Published: Sun, January 21 2018. 22:41 IST