giovedì 29 novembre 2012

Una recensione a "Liberalism"

Thoughts on Domenico Losurdo’s Liberalism

Liberalism is a great book. Like many great books it picks an audacious, painfully obvious question and attacks it relentlessly with courage and intelligence. Here, the question is simplw: why were the countries with the strongest liberal traditions (Britain, the US, France) simultaneously those most embroiled in the slave trade? And, simultaneously, how did the liberal commentators resolve this seemingly obvious contradiction? Exhaustively considering the positions of the most prominent liberal scholars of the time, from Locke to de Tocqueville, Losurdo takes us down the many disturbing avenues that this question opens up...

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