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Edmund Fawcett

Not My Liberalism (Guest Post by Matthew D. Linton)

Today starts a brief, but exciting, two-day mini-roundtable discussion on the new Edmund Fawcett book, Liberalism: The Life of an Idea. Today’s post is written by Matthew D. Linton, a Doctoral candidate in History at Brandeis University. Tomorrow will see a post also about the book. In today’s post, Mr. Linton offers a keen and meticulous analysis of Fawcett’s book, and what it does (and more importantly, doesn’t) say about the history of liberalism in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere. –Robert Greene II Confusion about liberalism’s definition is ubiquitous in American popular and scholarly discourse. To the conservative Fox Read more