The Public Interest

Liberalism redux

Adam Wolfson

Spring 1995

JUST as Tocqueville studied America over one hundred fifty years ago in order to discover lessons from which his fellow countrymen might profit, so we Americans today might return the compliment by looking to French political philosophers for instruction about the nature of our own philosophic birthright, liberalism.

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