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The Betrayal of Liberalism
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In this incisive collection of essays which appeared originally in "The New Criterion", ten distinguished critics and observers examine the origins and prospects of liberalism, from its roots in thinkers such as Rousseau and Mill to its troubled legacy in twentieth-century pursuits, and its compromising effects in the moral and intellectual life of our culture. Its contributors include Roger Scruton, Keith Windschuttle, Hadley Arkes, Robert Conquest, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Robert Kagan, John Silber, John O'Sullivan, Hilton Kramer, and Roger Kimball. "Genuinely provocative." - "Kirkus Reviews".
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Hilton Kramer is editor of The New Criterion and author, most recently, of The Twilight of the Intellectuals. He is also art critic of the New York Times Observer. Roger Kimball is managing editor of The New Criterion. He has written Tenured Radicals and has recently edited a new edition of Walter Bagehot's Physics and Politics.

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A fine collection of original essays that ponder the main conundrum besetting conservative intellectuals: Why is it that they have all the best arguments and yet seem to lose at every turn in liberalism? -- David Steigerwald The Historian Provocative...challenging time-honored heritage of freedom and equality. Library Journal It is a rich book...Whatever one's views on this particular question, the essays in The Betrayal of Liberalism are all worth reading and pondering. -- Robert Bork The Wall Street Journal

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