The Poverty of Liberalism by Robert Paul Wolff
Approx. 61,300 words.
Published on February 27, 2013 by
Society for Philosophy & Culture.
Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political.
Wolff provides here an examination of four concepts central to liberal political concerns: Liberty, Tolerance, Loyalty, and Power. We need, Wolff states, an ideal of society more exalted than the mere acceptance of opposed interests and diverse customs. We need, moreover, a new philosophy of community, and in his last chapter Wolff undertakes to outline the first steps toward such a philosophy.