The Crisis of Liberalism

Issue Date January 2014
Volume 25
Issue 1
Page Numbers 131-141
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Liberalism as a governing order is barely two centuries old. A response to the great alternatives presented by Europe’s political history, it represents a unique synthesis of the ancient and the modern. But globalization has cast a deep shadow across liberalism’s future by separating economic activity and the political community of belonging. Thus we are threatened not only by massive impov­erishment but also by a political dislocation and a moral rift as well.