The Vital Center: The Politics of Freedom
Transaction Publishers, 1950 - Political Science - 274 pages
With a new introduction by the author The Vital Center is an eloquent and incisive defense of liberal democracy against its rivals to the left and to the right, communism and fascism. It shows how the failures of free society had led to the mass escape from freedom and sharpened the appeal of totalitarian solutions. It calls for a radical reconstruction of the democratic faith based on a realistic understanding of human limitation and frailty.
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POLITICS IN AN AGE OF ANXIETY
THE FAILURE OF THE RIGHT
THE FAILURE OF THE LEFT
THE CHALLENGE OF TOTALITARIANISM
THE CASE OF RUSSIA
THE COMMUNIST CHALLENGE TO AMERICA
THE RESTORATION OF RADICAL NERVE
THE REVIVAL OF AMERICAN RADICALISM
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