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The Tyranny of Liberalism

Understanding and Overcoming Administered Freedom, Inquisitorial Tolerance, and Equality by Command

The Tyranny of Liberalism by James Kalb
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When it comes to liberalism, the usual story in postwar America is one of decline, accompanied by the subplot of conservatism’s ascendance. But take a longer view—look beyond and below politics—and it is the unchallenged triumph of liberalism and its philosophical assumptions that ought to command our attention.

The triumph of liberalism means the tyranny of liberalism, explains James Kalb in this illuminating book, for liberalism is the extension into the sociopolitical realm of modern scientific thought and technological rationality. These modes of thinking are regarded by nearly everyone today as uniquely authoritative; those institutions and beliefs which do not conform are regarded at best as annoyances, and at worst as evil. Furthermore, Kalb shows how liberalism is an expression of the interests and outlook of commercial and managerial elites, who are suspicious of less rationalized and controllable forms of social organization like the family.



Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ORD); April 2014
330 pages; ISBN 9781497644335
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Title: The Tyranny of Liberalism
Author: James Kalb
 
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