The Public Interest

The Politics of Authenticity

Phillip J. Costopoulos

Fall 1989

THERE HAS been much discussion of late about the possibility that we are entering a liberal-democratic moment—perhaps the final moment—in world history. If indeed we are, it is all the more urgent for us to shore up the virtues and guard against the vices that characterize liberal democracy. In such circumstances a book like this is particularly apposite, for it seriously considers the principles, problems, and prospects of the worlds oldest, most stable, and still most exemplary liberal democracy: our own.

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