The best brief intellectual history of liberalism available but it is unfair to the book to call it an intellectual history since it is actually a philosophic meditation of western liberalism from machaiavelli to tocqueville. Highlighting the social tensions that confront the liberal tradition pierre manent draws a portrait of what we citizens of modern liberal democracies have become for manent a discussion of liberalism encompasses the foundations of modern society its secularism its individualism and its . An intellectual history of liberalism an intellectual history of liberalism pierre manent translated by rebecca balinski with a foreword by jerrold seigel editions paperback 1996 3895 3000 isbn 9780691029115 152 pp 6 x 9 add to cart. Pierre manents an intellectual history of liberalism princeton university 128 pp 1996 1995 is an indication of the intensity and quality of reflection on liberalism that is now taking place in the land that in the not too distant past has produced some of the most intense and extreme criticism of liberal thought and practice. Pierre manent an intellectual history of liberalism highlighting the social tensions that confront the liberal tradition an intellectual history of the outer shrine in ise
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