Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce A Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World For All

byDeirdre Nansen McCloskey

Hardcover | October 15, 2019

Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce A Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World For All by Deirdre Nansen McCloskey
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An insightful and passionately written book explaining why a return to Enlightenment ideals is good for the world
 
The greatest challenges facing humankind, according to Deirdre McCloskey, are poverty and tyranny, both of which hold people back. Arguing for a return to true liberal values, this engaging and accessible book develops, defends, and demonstrates how embracing the ideas first espoused by eighteenth-century philosophers like Locke, Smith, Voltaire, and Wollstonecraft is good for everyone.
 
With her trademark wit and deep understanding, McCloskey shows how the adoption of Enlightenment ideals of liberalism has propelled the freedom and prosperity that define the quality of a full life. In her view, liberalism leads to equality, but equality does not necessarily lead to liberalism. Liberalism is an optimistic philosophy that depends on the power of rhetoric rather than coercion, and on ethics, free speech, and facts in order to thrive.
Deirdre Nansen McCloskey has been distinguished professor of economics and history and professor of English and communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of numerous books, including Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World.
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Title:Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce A Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World For AllFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:400 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 inShipping dimensions:400 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 inPublished:October 15, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300235089

ISBN - 13:9780300235081

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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