Society as a Department Store: Critical Reflections on the Liberal State - Religion, Politics, and Society in the New Millennium (Hardback)
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Society as a Department Store: Critical Reflections on the Liberal State - Religion, Politics, and Society in the New Millennium (Hardback)

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Hardback 148 Pages / Published: 18/09/2002
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In Society as a Department Store Ryszard Legutko wrestles with the emancipatory ideology promulgated by postmodernists, libertarians, and liberal thinkers. Legutko argues that modern Western liberals have embraced a revolutionary ethic; they have turned their backs on their own cultural heritage, and used its political and ideological apparatus to destroy classical metaphysics and epistemology. The book considers the paradoxical implications of this state of affairs for Eastern European intellectuals arguing that, with the triumph of liberalism over communism, these intellectuals feel compelled to digest an ideology that shares many elements with the oppressive system from which they just liberated themselves. Based on hubris rather than genuine humane concerns, Legutko mourns not simply the loss of faith in classical Western culture, but the way in which that loss is becoming a central point of identity.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739103715
Number of pages: 148
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 233 x 161 x 16 mm

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