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John Rawls: Reticent Socialist

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2019.03.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews William A. Edmundson, John Rawls: Reticent Socialist, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 212pp., $32.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781316625774. Reviewed by Paul Weithman, University of Notre Dame The financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath shook many people's faith in neoliberalism -- understood as a regime that combines a competitive economy, expressive and associational liberty, and representative democracy with low taxes, the free movement of capital, labor and goods, and a minimal social safety net. The most pressing political question of our time is what will govern us next. There are, of course, the radical alternatives. The leader plenipotentiary of China has reaffirmed his commitments to "socialism with Chinese characteristics"[1] and to the Communist Party's guidance "over all tasks".[2] In the west, large numbers have turned toward populism... Read More

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