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Putting Liberalism in Its Place
Paul W. Kahn

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"In this lucid, powerfully reasoned, deeply original major new contribution to contemporary political thought, Paul Kahn X-rays the liberal faith, summoning it to a new honesty regarding its own purposes, unacknowledged motivations, blind spots and limitations, and challenging it to a find a new, if perhaps more modest, place in the world."--Jonathan Schell, author of The Unconquerable World and The Fate of the Earth

"This important book represents the culmination of a career by one of the most original legal theorists working today. It is a work of both rigor and imagination. Building on but also transcending his earlier work, Paul Kahn presents a breathtakingly vast panorama of the conundrum of American liberalism in its theoretical, political, and daily practiced genres. Along the way, he tackles a wide variety of materials, from Supreme Court cases to Greek tragedies and leading political theory texts."--Annelise Riles, Cornell University, author of The Network Inside Out

"A striking book. Putting Liberalism in Its Place is a thoughtful, provocative work that demands, and will repay, serious engagement."--Patchen Markell, University of Chicago, author of Bound by Recognition

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