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Best Liberalism Books You Should Enjoy

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Liberalism books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Liberalism: The Life of an Idea, Second Edition (2018)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyDespite playing a decisive role in shaping the past two hundred years of American and European politics, liberalism is no longer the dominant force it once was. In this expanded and updated edition of what has become a classic history of liberalism, Edmund Fawcett traces its ideals, successes, and failures through the lives and ideas of exemplary thinkers and politicians from the early nineteenth century to today. Significant revisions–including a new conclusion–reflect recent changes affecting the world political order that many see as presenting new and very potent threats to the survival of liberal democracy as we know…
Author(s): Edmund Fawcett

2. Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps (2016)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyThe Black middle class—saviors of the American way.Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps documents the role of the 21 white, self-avowed socialist, atheist and  Marxist founders of the NAACP and their impact on the Black community’s present status at the top of our nations misery index.  It highlights the decades of anti-Black legislation supported by liberal black leaders who prioritized class over race in their zeal for the promises of socialism. Their anti-Black legislation, dating back with the 1932 Davis-Bacon Act,…
Author(s): Burgess Owens

3. Liberalism: Find a Cure (2018)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyIt’s as if we’re living in an episode of the Twilight Zone. Every day we are inundated by news reports, trending topics on social media, and new political movements promoting such bizarre beliefs about race, gender, sexuality, and life in general, that it’s impossible in many cases to distinguish whether such ideas are serious or if they’re a parody of what liberalism has become. The political differences between liberals and conservatives used to be pretty well established, but recently the tug of war between the Left and the Right took a dramatic and…
Author(s): Mark Dice

4. Why Liberalism Failed (Politics and Culture) (2019)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyOf the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century—fascism, communism, and liberalism—only the last remains. This has created a peculiar situation in which liberalism’s proponents tend to forget that it is an ideology and not the natural end-state of human political evolution. As Patrick Deneen argues in this provocative book, liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions: it trumpets equal rights while fostering incomparable material inequality; its legitimacy rests on consent, yet it discourages civic commitments in favor of privatism; and in its pursuit of individual…
Author(s): Patrick J. Deneen

5. The Making of Modern Liberalism (2014)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyThe Making of Modern Liberalism is a deep and wide-ranging exploration of the origins and nature of liberalism from the Enlightenment through its triumphs and setbacks in the twentieth century and beyond. The book is the fruit of the more than four decades during which Alan Ryan, one of the world’s leading political thinkers, reflected on the past of the liberal tradition―and worried about its future.This is essential reading for anyone interested in political theory or the history of liberalism. #1,247,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3973 in Political Philosophy (Books) #8946 in History & Theory of…
Author(s): Alan Ryan

6. Liberalism: A Counter-History (2014)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyIn this definitive historical investigation, Italian author and philosopher Domenico Losurdo argues that from the outset liberalism, as a philosophical position and ideology, has been bound up with the most illiberal of policies: slavery, colonialism, genocide, racism and snobbery.Narrating an intellectual history running from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries, Losurdo examines the thought of preeminent liberal writers such as Locke, Burke, Tocqueville, Constant, Bentham, and Sieyès, revealing the inner contradictions of an intellectual position that has exercised a formative influence on today’s…
Author(s): Domenico Losurdo, Gregory Elliott

7. Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2015)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyLiberalism is one of the most central and pervasive political theories and ideologies, yet it is subject to different interpretations as well as misappropriations. Its history carries a crucial heritage of civilized thinking, of political practice, and of philosophical-ethical creativity. This Very Short Introduction unpacks the concept of liberalism and its various interpretations through three diverse approaches. Looking at its historical and theoretical development, analysing the liberal ideology, and understanding liberalism as a series of ethical and philosophical principles,…
Author(s): Michael Freeden

8. Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism (2017)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyHere, in a grand narrative spanning 1,800 years of European history, a distinguished political philosopher firmly rejects Western liberalism’s usual account of itself: its emergence in opposition to religion in the early modern era. Larry Siedentop argues instead that liberal thought is, in its underlying assumptions, the offspring of the Church. “It is a magnificent work of intellectual, psychological and spiritual history. It is hard to decide which is more remarkable: the breadth of learning displayed on almost every page, the infectious enthusiasm that suffuses the whole book, the riveting originality of the…
Author(s): Larry Siedentop

9. An Intellectual History of Liberalism (1996)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyHighlighting the social tensions that confront the liberal tradition, Pierre Manent draws a portrait of what we, citizens of modern liberal democracies, have become. For Manent, a discussion of liberalism encompasses the foundations of modern society, its secularism, its individualism, and its conception of rights. The frequent incapacity of the morally neutral, democratic state to further social causes, he argues, derives from the liberal stance that political life does not serve a higher purpose. Through quick-moving, highly synthetic essays, he explores the development of liberal thinking in terms of a single theme: the decline…
Author(s): Pierre Manent , Rebecca Balinski, et al.

10. Christianity and Liberalism, new ed. (2009)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyThis classic defense of orthodox Christianity, written to counter the liberalism that arose in the early 1900s, establishes the importance of scriptural doctrine and contrasts the teachings of liberalism and orthodoxy on God and man, the Bible, Christ, salvation, and the church. J. Gresham Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism has remained relevant through the years ever since its original publication in 1923. It was named one of the top 100 books of the millennium by World magazine and one of the top 100 books of the twentieth century by Christianity Today. / “An admirable…
Author(s): J. Gresham Machen, Carl Trueman

11. Liberalism Unmasked (2018)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyLiberalism Unmasked, a treatise against the Left, diagnoses and disarms modern Liberalism. With its theory of Liberalism as a diagnosable mental illness and its thorough dismantling of dozens of Liberal arguments, Liberalism Unmasked demolishes the international Left from the ground up. Supported by historical evidence, ruthless logic, and hundreds of sources, including local newspapers from around the world, academic journals, and government reports, Liberalism Unmasked surveys not only American politics, but also European and global politics, in one of…
Author(s): Richard Houck

12. Liberalism (Lib Works Ludwig Von Mises PB) (2005)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyThe term “liberalism” comes from the Latin word liber meaning “free.” Mises defines liberalism as “the liberal doctrine of the harmony of the rightly understood interests of all members of a free society founded on the principle of private ownership of the means of production.” This book presents the theoretical and practical arguments for liberalism in the classical tradition.The foundation of liberalism, Mises says, rests on an understanding and appreciation of private property, social cooperation, the freedom idea, ethics and morality, democracy, and the legitimate role of government….
Author(s): Ludwig von Mises

13. Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder (2010)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyLiberalism Is a Mental Disorder-Michael Savage has the cure.With grit, guts, and gusto, talk radio sensation Michael Savage leaves no political turn unstoned as he savages today’s most rabid liberalism. In this paperback edition of his third New York Times bestseller, Savage strikes at the root of today’s most pressing issues, including:  “We need more Patton and less patent leather . . . Real homeland security begins when we arrest, interrogate, jail, or deport known operatives within our own borders . . . One dirty bomb can ruin your whole…
Author(s): Michael Savage

14. For a New Liberalism (2019)

 Best Liberalism Books You Should EnjoyIn “A New Liberalism,” Richard M. Ebeling explains that the liberal believes that the freeing of all the minds of society will produce the creative innovations in the marketplace of supply and demand.Over time, these innovations improve the qualities and standards of living of all, and far better than when confined within the restrictions of government regulations and controls over how best men should apply their talents and on the terms they consider most attractive, all things considered.Richard M. Ebeling, an AIER Senior Fellow, is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise…
Author(s): Richard Ebeling

Best Liberalism Books You Should Enjoy

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Liberalism: Find a Cure

Author(s): Mark Dice
ID: 2289119, Publisher: The Resistance Manifesto, Year: Nov 8, 2018, Size: 448 Kb, Format: epub

Godless: The Church of Liberalism

Author(s): Ann Coulter
ID: 2322609, Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc., Year: 6 June 2007, Size: 367 Kb, Format: epub

Liberalism Unveiled: Forging A New Third Way In Singapore

Author(s): Bryan Cheang & Donovan Choy
ID: 2874008, Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

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