TITLE

Revisiting The Vital Center

AUTHOR(S)
Mattson, Kevin
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Dissent (00123846);Winter2005, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p105
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about the book "The Vital Center," by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. The book presents a defense of liberalism that throws out one's ideas about optimism and progress. Schlesinger says that liberal democracy required certain virtues from its citizens. He believed that citizens of a liberal democracy needed to face the anxiety of modernity, a heroic challenge of its own sort. Schlesinger defined his own version of liberalism against communism and the softness of fellow-traveling progressives. His liberal anti-communism has gotten a bad reputation in left-wing academic circles.
ACCESSION #
15793479

 

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