Title

Liberalism and the Question: Strauss and Derrida on Politics and Philosophy

Abstract

The end of the Cold War was heralded by many observers as the triumph of liberal democracy, a triumph captured by Francis Fukuyama's infamous declaration of “the end of history.”1 The supposed triumph of liberal democracy was both political and philosophical. Politically, liberal democracy had outlasted its only serious rival, Soviet Communism, which had unceremoniously disintegrated.2 Philosophically, the triumph of liberal democracy suggested to some that the West had hit upon a fundamental piece of knowledge about the best political order for human beings.

Publisher

Telos Press

Publication Date

Spring 3-19-2014

Publication Title

TELOS: Critical Theory of the Contemporary

Department

Politics

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.3817/0314166143

Keywords

Esotericism

Language

English

Format

text

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