Contending liberalisms: past and present
The claim that the ending of the Cold War signifies the triumph of Western liberalism - irrespective of whether this is celebrated or deplored - overlooks the extent to which the liberal tradition, as commonly understood, incorporated radical differences within it. These often shaped the major political cleavages of the time: between Whigs and radicals, Girondins and Jacobins, the liberalism of privilege versus the liberalism of egalitarian democracy. Similar tensions can be identified today:...[Show more]
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