Why Liberalism Failed

Patrick Deneen isn’t talking about merely Democrats and progressives in his new book with a bracing title, Why Liberalism Failed — he’s talking about the American political regime, including conservatives.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Deneen describes why he thinks liberalism’s days are numbered, how Americans have become more individualist and more statist at the same time, and whether there’s actually a viable alternative to the liberalism we’ve come to know, even with its weaknesses.

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  1. Bonafide millenial Inactive
    Bonafide millenial
    @ThomasHext

    Good stuff, please have this guest back for a longer session!

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  2. George Townsend Inactive
    George Townsend
    @GeorgeTownsend

    Bonafide millenial (View Comment):
    Good stuff, please have this guest back for a longer session!

    I would echo this. He is fascinating. But the title, I would suggest, is misleading. I know I thought about present-day politics, and the so-called Progressives when I first saw the title.

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  3. Bonafide millenial Inactive
    Bonafide millenial
    @ThomasHext

    @georgetownsend it seems the podcast description writer felt the same way!

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  4. colleenb Member
    colleenb
    @colleenb

    Bonafide millenial (View Comment):
    Good stuff, please have this guest back for a longer session!

    I agree. I realize that The Bookmonger might not be the forum but perhaps someone else at Ricochet could have a longer discussion w/ Professor Deneen.

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