Book ‘Liberalism and Its Discontents’ by Francis Fukuyama

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A short book about the challenges to liberalism from the right and the left by the bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order. Classical liberalism is in a state of crisis. Developed in the wake of Europe’s wars over religion and nationalism, liberalism is a system for governing diverse societies, which is grounded in fundamental principles of equality and the rule of law. It emphasizes the rights of individuals to pursue their own forms of happiness free from encroachment by government. It's no secret that liberalism didn't always live up to its own ideals. In America, many people were denied equality before the law. Who counted as full human beings worthy of universal rights was contested for centuries..
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 10, 2022)  Pages: 192 pages  ISBN-10: 0374606714  ISBN-13: 978-0374606718  ASIN:‎ B09DBDMGMR

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About the author: Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He has previously taught at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University and at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. He was a researcher at the RAND Corporation and served as the deputy director in the State Department’s policy planning staff. He is the author of The End of History and the Last ManTrust, and America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy. He lives with his wife in California.