Book of the Week: Liberalism : the Life of an Idea.
September 27, 2015
Liberalism : the Life of an Idea
In this engrossing history of liberalism, veteran political observer Edmund Fawcett traces its ideals, successes, and failures through the lives and ideas of a rich cast of European/American thinkers and politicians. An enlightening account of a vulnerable but critically important political creed, Liberalism will be a revelation for readers who think they already know—for good or ill—what liberalism is.
Edmund Fawcett worked at The Economist for more than three decades, serving as chief correspondent in Washington, Paris, and Berlin, as well as European and literary editor. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, and the Times Literary Supplement.