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Title Why Liberalism Works : How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All.
Author McCloskey, Deirdre N.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, 2019.
Description 1 online resource (399 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Contents You should become a humane true liberal -- Humane liberalism enriches people -- The new worry about inequality is mistaken -- And the other illiberal ideas are mistaken, too.
Summary An insightful and passionately written book explaining why a return to Enlightenment ideals is good for the world. The greatest challenges facing humankind, according to Deirdre McCloskey, are poverty and tyranny, both of which hold people back. Arguing for a return to true liberal values, this engaging and accessible book develops, defends, and demonstrates how embracing the ideas first espoused by eighteenth-century philosophers like Locke, Smith, Voltaire, and Wollstonecraft is good for everyone. With her trademark wit and deep understanding, McCloskey shows how the adoption of Enlightenment ideals of liberalism has propelled the freedom and prosperity that define the quality of a full life. In her view, liberalism leads to equality, but equality does not necessarily lead to liberalism-and the fixation of the left on inequality is counterproductive. Liberalism is an optimistic philosophy that depends on the power of rhetoric rather than arms and on ethics, free speech, and facts for us to thrive. -- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Liberalism.
Enlightenment -- Influence.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Conservatism & Liberalism.
Enlightenment -- Influence. (OCoLC)fst00912529
Liberalism. (OCoLC)fst00997183
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: McCloskey, Deirdre Nansen. Why Liberalism Works : How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2019 9780300235081
ISBN 0300244819
9780300244816 (electronic bk.)

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