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Patrick Deneen

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Has liberalism failed because it has succeeded?
Join the Oklahoma Center for Humanities and Magic City Books for a discussion with the University of Notre Dame’s Patrick J. Deneen about the history of liberalism. In his book, Why Liberalism Failed, Deneen offers a warning that the centripetal forces now at work on our political culture are not superficial flaws but inherent features of a system whose success is generating its own failure.
This free event will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 8 at 101 Archer.
Copies of Deneen’s books including Why Liberalism Failed and his most recent book, Regime Change are available for sale at Magic City Books and at the event on February 8. You can also order online, https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/why-liberalism-failed/1913 and https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/regime-change/1914.
About Why Liberalism Failed

Of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century—fascism, communism, and liberalism—only the last remains. This has created a peculiar situation in which liberalism’s proponents tend to forget that it is an ideology and not the natural end-state of human political evolution. As Patrick Deneen argues in this provocative book, liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions: it trumpets equal rights while fostering incomparable material inequality; its legitimacy rests on consent, yet it discourages civic commitments in favor of privatism; and in its pursuit of individual autonomy, it has given rise to the most far-reaching, comprehensive state system in human history. Here, Deneen offers an astringent warning that the centripetal forces now at work on our political culture are not superficial flaws but inherent features of a system whose success is generating its own failure.

Patrick J. Deneen holds a B.A. in English literature and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University. From 1995-1997 he was Speechwriter and Special Advisor to the Director of the United States Information Agency. From 1997-2005 he was Assistant Professor of Government at Princeton University. From 2005-2012 he was Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, before joining the faculty of Notre Dame in Fall 2012. He is the author and editor of several books and numerous articles and reviews and has delivered invited lectures around the world.

Deneen was awarded the A.P.S.A.’s Leo Strauss Award for Best Dissertation in Political Theory in 1995, and an honorable mention for the A.P.S.A.’s Best First Book Award in 2000. He has been awarded research fellowships from Princeton University, Earhart Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Virginia.
His teaching and writing interests focus on the history of political thought, American political thought, liberalism, conservatism, and constitutionalism.

Details

Date:
February 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

101 E Archer
101 E Archer
Tulsa, OK 74103
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Phone:
918-631-4419
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