Liberals and Revolution

Tinder, Glenn
January 1979
New Republic;1/27/79, Vol. 180 Issue 4, p21
Focuses on several issues related to the liberals and revolution in the United States. View that their concept of historical change has not been in error and some liberals have been moved by the romance of revolution; View that the moral challenge inherent in the lives of revolutionaries is not easily met; Report that inequality in the United States is supported both by organizational necessities and by a rapacity proportional in scale to the wealth and power to be gained; Issues related to peaceful change; View that the moral risks run by liberals would be less severe if there were economic, social or political costs involved in promoting peaceful change; Statement that liberalism contains elements that contribute to a tragic political consciousness.


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