Foreword. Introduction. Part 1 Contemporary state of liberal theory: Citizenship & moral individuality; liberal values; liberal guilt & the disaster for politics; liberalism, value & social cohesion; value of liberalism. Part 2 Liberalism in the West: Limits & the crisis of liberal politics; social & cultural problems in contemporary Europe; two dilemmas of liberalism; above all we must protect the civil roof; German difficulties with liberalism. Part 3 Liberalism in the East: Can weak-state liberalism survive?; neoliberalism, post-communist transformation & civil society; law, traditionalism & liberalism in practice; constitutional transformation in post-communist Central Europe. Part 4 Difficult fate of liberalism in Eastern and Central Europe: Burdens of the past; liberalism in Central Europe after 1989.