Liberalism maximizes able people’s abilities — so what?

“After Liberalism” – is an intentional play on Alasdair MacIntyre’s landmark 1984 book, After Virtue. By the time we reach the conclusion of that book, we are to understand that to live “after virtue” is a fearful matter, one not unlike living in at the cusp of a new Dark Ages, a time in which our main hope is to await a “new and doubtless very different St. Benedict.”

…I propose this theme not to warn of a terrifying political future and urge defence of liberalism to the last breath, but a better possibility that is, at this point, still difficult to imagine. What I want to try to outline are reasons why we should actively hope for an end to liberalism



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