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Liberalism and Republicanism in the Historical Imagination

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Like dye cast into water, liberal assumptions color everything American, from ideas about human nature to fears about big government. Not the dreaded "L" word of the 1988 presidential campaign, liberalism in its historical context emerged from the modern faith in free inquiry, natural rights, economic liberty, and democratic government. Expressed in the nation-building acts of revolution and constitution-writing, liberalism both structured and limited Americans' sense of reality for two centuries. The nation's scholars ...

Liberalism and Republicanism in the Historical Imagination 1992, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674530133

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Liberalism and Republicanism in the Historical Imagination 1992, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674530126

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