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The Realm of Lesser Evil: An Essay on Liberal Civilization

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Winston Churchill said of democracy that it was 'the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.' The same could be said of liberalism. While liberalism displays an unfailing optimism with regard to the capacity of human beings to make themselves 'masters and possessors of nature', it displays a profound pessimism when it comes to appreciating their moral capacity to build a decent world for themselves. As Michea shows, the roots of this pessimism lie in the idea - an ...

The Realm of Lesser Evil: An Essay on Liberal Civilization 2009, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745646213

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The Realm of Lesser Evil: An Essay on Liberal Civilization 2009, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745646206

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