Order, freedom, and the polity: critical essays on the open society
University Press of America, Jan 21, 1986 - Political Science - 184 pages
A series of essays which critically examine the concept of the open society as _the crowning achievement of Western civilization._ Analyzes the open society theory from a variety of perspectives but some go well beyond the question of adequacy to answer the critics and foes of liberal democracy.
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