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The Resource Liberalism : the life of an idea, Edmund Fawcett

Liberalism : the life of an idea, Edmund Fawcett

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Liberalism : the life of an idea
Title
Liberalism
Title remainder
the life of an idea
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Edmund Fawcett
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Language
eng
Summary
"Liberalism dominates today's politics just as it decisively shaped the past two hundred years of American and European history. Yet there is striking disagreement about what liberalism really means and how it arose. In this engrossing history of liberalism--the first in English for many decades--veteran political observer Edmund Fawcett traces the ideals, successes, and failures of this central political tradition through the lives and ideas of a rich cast of European and American thinkers and politicians, from the early nineteenth century to today. Using a broad idea of liberalism, the book discusses celebrated thinkers from Constant and Mill to Berlin, Hayek, and Rawls, as well as more neglected figures. Its twentieth-century politicians include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Willy Brandt, but also Hoover, Reagan, and Kohl. The story tracks political liberalism from its beginnings in the 1830s to its long, grudging compromise with democracy, through a golden age after 1945 to the present mood of challenge and doubt."--book jacket
Summary
Liberalism dominates today's politics just as it decisively shaped the past two hundred years of American and European history. Yet there is striking disagreement about what liberalism really means and how it arose. In this engrossing history of liberalism--the first in English for many decades--veteran political observer Edmund Fawcett traces the ideals, successes, and failures of this central political tradition through the lives and ideas of a rich cast of European and American thinkers and politicians, from the early nineteenth century to today
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10311568
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DLC
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1946-
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Fawcett, Edmund
Dewey number
320.51
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Liberalismus
  • Liberalism
  • Politics
  • Liberalism
  • Liberalism
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adult
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the life of an idea
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Liberalism : the life of an idea, Edmund Fawcett
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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text
Control code
000052493987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 468 pages
Isbn
9780691156897
Isbn Type
(hardback046Z)
Label
Liberalism : the life of an idea, Edmund Fawcett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052493987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 468 pages
Isbn
9780691156897
Isbn Type
(hardback046Z)

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