By Amanda Anderson
Amanda Anderson examines canonical works of excessive realism, political novels from England and the U.S., and modernist works to argue that liberalism has engaged sober or even stark perspectives of ancient improvement, political dynamics, and human and social psychology. From Charles Dickens’s Bleak House and Hard Times to E. M. Forster’s Howards End to Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook, this literature demonstrates that liberalism has creative methods of balancing sociological critique and ethical aspiration. A deft mix of highbrow heritage and literary research, Bleak Liberalism unearths a richer figuring out of 1 of an important political ideologies of the fashionable era.
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Why is liberalism so frequently brushed aside through thinkers from either the left and the suitable? to these calling for wholesale transformation or claiming a monopoly on “realistic” conceptions of humanity, liberalism’s guaranteed progressivism can look not easy to swallow. Bleak Liberalism makes the case for a renewed knowing of the liberal culture, displaying that it truly is even more attuned to the complexity of political lifestyles than traditional debts have said.
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Bleak Liberalism by Amanda Anderson