"'Liberal' in the vocabulary of Mr Fawcett, for many years on the staff of The Economist, does not mean Democratic in the American sense, fanatically free-market in the French, or bearded and sandals-wearing in the British. Instead liberalism is a protean set of beliefs—in progress, scepticism towards authority and respect for individuals—that have been central to the formation of modern Western democracy."
Thursday, June 5, 2014
On the barricades
The Economist reviews Liberalism: The Life of an Idea, by Edmund Fawcett.