Lifting the Siege of Liberalism
Political Studies Review: 2009 Vol 7, 36-367
5 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2014
Date Written: 2009
Paul Starr’s book on liberalism is a true tour de force in the evolution and transformation of both a political theory and a political movement. Besieged by neo-conservative ideas and politics in the last quarter of a century in America, liberalism can now break the siege and redefine itself in relation to the new challenges of the twenty-first century. The book advances powerful arguments for dealing creatively with those challenges. Indeed, the true force of liberalism resides in its capacity to deal with a changing world and its contradictory needs, while remaining faithful to its own premises and promises.
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