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Society as a Department Store : Critical Reflections on the Liberal State

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In Society as a Department Store Ryszard Legutko wrestles with the emancipatory ideology promulgated by postmodernists, libertarians, and liberal thinkers. Legutko argues that modern Western liberals have embraced a revolutionary ethic; they have turned their backs on their own cultural heritage, and used its political and ideological apparatus to destroy classical metaphysics and epistemology. The book considers the paradoxical implications of this state of affairs for Eastern European intellectuals arguing that, with the triumph of liberalism over communism, these intellectuals feel compelled to digest an ideology that shares many elements with the oppressive system from which they just liberated themselves. Based on hubris rather than genuine humane concerns, Legutko mourns not simply the loss of faith in classical Western culture, but the way in which that loss is becoming a central point of identity.show more

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  • Hardback | 148 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 317.52g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739103717
  • 9780739103715
  • 2,092,709

About Ryszard Legutko

Ryszard Legutko is Professor of Philosophy at Jagellonian University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 3 Society as a Department Store Chapter 4 The Trouble with Toleration Chapter 5 Plato's Two Democracies Chapter 6 On Postmodern Liberal Conservatism Chapter 7 Was Hayek an Instrumentalist? Chapter 8 The Free Market in a Republic Chapter 9 On Communist Illusion Chapter 10 Intellectuals and Communism Chapter 11 Sir Isaiah Berlin: A Naive Liberalshow more

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