The Vital Center: Politics of Freedom

1st Edition

Irving Horowitz, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Routledge
Published September 22, 2017
Reference - 274 Pages
ISBN 9781138539402 - CAT# Y375483

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With a new introduction by the author The Vital Center is an eloquent and incisive defense of liberal democracy against its rivals to the left and to the right, communism and fascism. It shows how the failures of free society had led to the mass escape from freedom and sharpened the appeal of totalitarian solutions. It calls for a radical reconstruction of the democratic faith based on a realistic understanding of human limitation and frailty.

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