After Liberalism Mass Democracy in the Managerial State In this trenchant challenge to social engineering Paul Gottfried analyzes a patricide the slaying of nineteenth century liberalism by the managerial state Many people of course realize that liberal

  • Title: After Liberalism: Mass Democracy in the Managerial State
  • Author: Paul Edward Gottfried
  • ISBN: 9780691089829
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this trenchant challenge to social engineering, Paul Gottfried analyzes a patricide the slaying of nineteenth century liberalism by the managerial state Many people, of course, realize that liberalism no longer connotes distributed powers and bourgeois moral standards, the need to protect civil society from an encroaching state, or the virtues of vigorous self governmIn this trenchant challenge to social engineering, Paul Gottfried analyzes a patricide the slaying of nineteenth century liberalism by the managerial state Many people, of course, realize that liberalism no longer connotes distributed powers and bourgeois moral standards, the need to protect civil society from an encroaching state, or the virtues of vigorous self government Many also know that today s liberals have far different goals from those of their predecessors, aiming as they do largely to combat prejudice, to provide social services and welfare benefits, and to defend expressive and lifestyle freedoms Paul Gottfried does than analyze these historical facts, however He builds on them to show why it matters that the managerial state has replaced traditional liberalism the new regimes of social engineers, he maintains, are elitists, and their rule is consensual only in the sense that it is unopposed by any widespread organized opposition.Throughout the western world, increasingly uprooted populations unthinkingly accept centralized controls in exchange for a variety of entitlements In their frightening passivity, Gottfried locates the quandary for traditionalist and populist adversaries of the welfare state How can opponents of administrative elites show the public that those who provide, however ineptly, for their material needs are the enemies of democratic self rule and of independent decision making in family life If we do not wake up, Gottfried warns, the political debate may soon be over, despite sporadic and ideologically confused populist rumblings in both Europe and the United States.

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    1. In After Liberalism, (1999), Paul Gottfried argues that our "liberal democracy" is neither liberal nor democratic; the term is merely a label intended to provide legitimacy for an evolving American managerial state that seeks to expand its power at home and abroad. The managerial state is not liberal-since there is no inviolable space into which it will not intrude and meddle-and it is not democratic, unless you think being administered and socialized by a custodial class-a fact that does not ch [...]


    2. Gottfried's thesis is that self-government is dead. Modern intellectuals (journalists and professors) give marching orders to teachers, who condition students to accept the more dubious aspects of the multicultural project by tempting them with goodies from the welfare state, to which individuals are unable to resist. Self-government is over, says Gottfried, and liberals have been able to define liberalism in an unprecedented manner, and in so doing, have declared certain parts of politics off-l [...]


    3. Gottfried situates liberalism and democracy as two different essences. For me, Gottfried is best when he discusses how the Frankfurt School, at least semantically, replaces power with the therapeutic. The therapeutic society is ever evolving without discussion of power, or how we got here?, or where we're going. With or without knowing it Gottfried understands politics as we've entered the post-human turn.


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