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Liberalism with Honor

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$60.50 • £48.95 • €54.50

ISBN 9780674007567

Publication Date: 04/15/2002


288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • 1. Liberal Inspirations
    • Political Agency and the Need for Inspiration
    • Excavating Honor
  • 2. Honor and the Defense of Liberty in the Old Regime
    • The Place of Honor in the Old Regime
    • Honor’s High Ambitions
    • Reverence and Reflexivity
    • The Partiality of Honor
    • Recognition and Resistance
  • 3. Honor and Democracy in America
    • The Conflict between Honor and Democracy
    • Honor and Self-Interest Well Understood
    • “A Little of Their Greatness”
  • 4. The Love of Fame and the Southern Gentleman
    • Honor and the Love of Fame at the Founding
    • Slavery and the Southern Gentleman
  • 5. Honor and Democratic Reform
    • Lincoln’s Principled Ambition
    • Frederick Douglass: The Soul of Honor
    • Honor and Self-Sovereignty: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and
    • Susan B. Anthony
    • Honor in the Civil Rights Movement
  • 6. Conclusion: Pluralism, Agency, and Varieties of Democratic Honor
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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