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A Thousand Small Sanities : The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

A Thousand Small Sanities : The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

Publisher : Quercus Publishing
SKU: 9781529401585
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The New York Times-bestselling author offers a stirring defence of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time
October, 2020
'WITTY, HUMANE, LEARNED' NEW YORK TIMES The New York Times-bestselling author offers a stirring defence of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time Not since the early twentieth century has liberalism, and liberals, been under such relentless attack, from both right and left. The crisis of democracy in our era has produced a crisis of faith in liberal institutions and, even worse, in liberal thought. A Thousand Small Sanities is a manifesto rooted in the lives of people who invented and extended the liberal tradition. Taking us from Montaigne to Mill, and from Middlemarch to the civil rights movement, Adam Gopnik argues that liberalism is not a form of centrism, nor simply another word for free markets, nor merely a term denoting a set of rights. It is something far more ambitious: the search for radical change by humane measures. Gopnik shows us why liberalism is one of the great moral adventures in human history--and why, in an age of autocracy, our lives may depend on its continuation.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781529401585
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Contributor By (author) Adam Gopnik
Publication Date 2020-09-17
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 256
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 196 X 130 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 182
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'WITTY, HUMANE, LEARNED' NEW YORK TIMES The New York Times-bestselling author offers a stirring defence of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time Not since the early twentieth century has liberalism, and liberals, been under such relentless attack, from both right and left. The crisis of democracy in our era has produced a crisis of faith in liberal institutions and, even worse, in liberal thought. A Thousand Small Sanities is a manifesto rooted in the lives of people who invented and extended the liberal tradition. Taking us from Montaigne to Mill, and from Middlemarch to the civil rights movement, Adam Gopnik argues that liberalism is not a form of centrism, nor simply another word for free markets, nor merely a term denoting a set of rights. It is something far more ambitious: the search for radical change by humane measures. Gopnik shows us why liberalism is one of the great moral adventures in human history--and why, in an age of autocracy, our lives may depend on its continuation.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781529401585
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Contributor By (author) Adam Gopnik
Publication Date 2020-09-17
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 256
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 196 X 130 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 182
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