Liberal Modernity and Its Adversaries: Freedom, Liberalism and Anti-Liberalism in the 21st Century

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BRILL, 2007 - Social Science - 579 pages
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This is a book about modern liberal society and its adversaries. The book rediscovers and rehabilitates much maligned, especially in America, liberalism as the ideal system of liberty in relation to anti-liberalism as one of un-freedom. It rediscovers liberal modernity as a free, equal and just social system and time, thus most compatible with and enhancing of human civilization ushering in the 21st century. It exposes anti-liberal adversaries, especially conservatism, as ideologies and systems most inappropriate with and destructive of civilization. The book rediscovers liberal modernity as the master process and destination of Western civilization, and its anti-liberal adversaries, notably conservatism, as the ghosts of a dead past. The anti-liberal rumors of the 'death' of liberalism are 'greatly exaggerated'.
  

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Ideals and Institutions of Liberalism
45
Chapter Three Social Factors and Effects of Liberalism
147
Chapter Four Types of Liberalism
249
Political Liberalism
357
SocioCultural Liberalism
473
Chapter Seven Conclusion
545
References
553
Index
571
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Milan Zafirovski, Ph.D. (1990) in Economics, University of Saint Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia, Ph.D. (1999) in Sociology, Florida International University, is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of North Texas

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