Not since the early 20th century has liberalism been under such relentless attack, from both right and left. But do we even know what it is? Taking us from Montaigne to Mill, from Middlemarch to the civil rights movement, New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik argues that liberalism isn't a form of centrism, nor is it simply another word for free markets or a term denoting a set of rights. It is something far more ambitious: the search for radical change by humane measures. Gopnik shows us why liberalism is one of the great moral adventures in human history, and why, in an age of autocracy, our lives may depend on its continuation.
A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism
Author: Adam Gopnik.