Liberalism

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U of Minnesota Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 113 pages
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Since the publication in 1986 of the first edition of Liberalism, both the world and the author's views have changed significantly. In this new edition, John Gray argues that whereas liberalism was the political theory of modernity, it is ill equipped to cope with the dilemmas of the postmodern condition.
 

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Contents

The Premodern Anticipations of Liberalism
3
Liberalism in the Early Modern Period
9
The French Ameri
17
The Liberal Era
26
The Revival of Classical Liberalism
36
The Search for Foundations
45
The Idea of Freedom
56
The Liberal State
70
The Attack on Liberalism
78
Postliberalism
85
Notes
97
Bibliography
104
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About the author (1995)

John Gray was born on April 17, 1948 in South Shields, England. He received a B.A., M.Phil., and D.Phil. from Exeter College, Oxford. He taught at several universities including the University of Essex, Jesus College, Oxford, and the University of Oxford. He retired as Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008. He contributes regularly to The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and the New Statesman, where he is the lead book reviewer. He is the author of several books including False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals, Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and The Death of Utopia, and The Immortalisation Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death.

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