Political Tradition of the West: Study in the Development of Modern Liberalism

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The analysis of the problems of modern liberalism from a historical viewpoint is the focus of this book. The author approaches this task in what amounts to an intellectual history of liberalism, using the main theorists of history as focal points for his discussion and examining the various experiments, successes, failures, and enemies of the growth of liberal thought. He ends with a survey of the problems to be faced by, and definitions and suggestions for, the modern liberal.