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 ...

Liberalism: The Life of an Idea 2015, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691168395

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Liberalism: The Life of an Idea 2014, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691156897