The Resource Liberalism : the life of an idea, Edmund Fawcett

Liberalism : the life of an idea, Edmund Fawcett

Label
Liberalism : the life of an idea
Title
Liberalism
Title remainder
the life of an idea
Statement of responsibility
Edmund Fawcett
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Liberalism dominates today's politics just as it decisively shaped the past two hundred years of American and European history. Yet there is striking disagreement about what liberalism really means and how it arose. In this engrossing history of liberalism--the first in English for many decades--veteran political observer Edmund Fawcett traces the ideals, successes, and failures of this central political tradition through the lives and ideas of a rich cast of European and American thinkers and politicians, from the early nineteenth century to today. Using a broad idea of liberalism, the book discusses celebrated thinkers from Constant and Mill to Berlin, Hayek, and Rawls, as well as more neglected figures. Its twentieth-century politicians include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Willy Brandt, but also Hoover, Reagan, and Kohl. The story tracks political liberalism from its beginnings in the 1830s to its long, grudging compromise with democracy, through a golden age after 1945 to the present mood of challenge and doubt. Focusing on the United States, Britain, France, and Germany, the book traces how the distinct traditions of these countries converged on the practice of liberal democracy. Although liberalism has many currents, Fawcett suggests that they are held together by shared commitments: resistance to power, faith in social progress, respect for people's chosen enterprises and beliefs, and acceptance that interests and faiths will always conflict. An enlightening account of a vulnerable but critically important political creed, Liberalism will be a revelation for readers who think they already know--for good or ill--what liberalism is"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
320.51
Index
index present
LC call number
JC574
LC item number
.F39 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Liberalism : the life of an idea, Edmund Fawcett
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877868086
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (468 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850037
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877868086
  • ebl1306538440

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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