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A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism
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A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism (Paperback)

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'WITTY, HUMANE, LEARNED' NEW YORK TIMES



The New York Times-bestselling author offers a stirring defence of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time



Not since the early twentieth century has liberalism, and liberals, been under such relentless attack, from both right and left. The crisis of democracy in our era has produced a crisis of faith in liberal institutions and, even worse, in liberal thought.



A Thousand Small Sanities is a manifesto rooted in the lives of people who invented and extended the liberal tradition. Taking us from Montaigne to Mill, and from Middlemarch to the civil rights movement, Adam Gopnik argues that liberalism is not a form of centrism, nor simply another word for free markets, nor merely 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.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical ideologiesLiberalism & centre democratic ideologiesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culture Publisher: Quercus Publishing Publication Date: 17/09/2020 ISBN-13: 9781529401585  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Adam Gopnik has been writing for the New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism, and the George Polk Award for magazine reporting. From 1995 to 2000 he lived in Paris; he now lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.

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