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Defending Ideals: War, Democracy, and Political Struggles Drucilla Cornell

Defending Ideals: War, Democracy, and Political Struggles

Drucilla Cornell

Published August 14th 2004
ISBN : 9780415948838
Paperback
157 pages
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What is liberalism in the post-9/11 world? What do the ideals of civilization and civility mean during the Bush administrations campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq? Is liberalism still important? Cornell examines the most important scholars of todayMoreWhat is liberalism in the post-9/11 world? What do the ideals of civilization and civility mean during the Bush administrations campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq? Is liberalism still important? Cornell examines the most important scholars of today and their approach to these questions. She contrasts Amartya Sens capabilities approach with that of Martha Nussbaum, and examines Adornos salvaging the idea of progress. She critiques Richard Falks justification of the bombing of Afghanistan, which has now led to the slippery slope that Falk feared and could not defend against. Cornell also examines the ideal of civility as defined by Etienne Balibar and Thomas Nagel, with important implications for the world community.