Patrick J. Deneen

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Week 7: Natural Rights Conservatism—The Case of Leo Strauss

The political philosopher's conservative admirers may have completely misunderstood him.
Patrick J. Deneen March 25, 2015

Week 6: Libertarianism—Revisiting Hayek

The libertarian icon respected tradition greatly—but only as a precondition of progress.
Patrick J. Deneen March 12, 2015

Week 5: Libertarianism—Sources and Themes

John Stuart Mill pioneered the libertarian assault on custom, and its willingness to force people to be free.
Patrick J. Deneen February 26, 2015

Week 4: Progressive Liberalism—Contemporary Voices

How can liberalism support more personal freedom yet less economic individualism---and is libertarianism our destiny?
Patrick J. Deneen February 19, 2015

Week 3: Progressive Liberalism—Sources and Themes

Dewey, Croly, and Rauschenbusch sought to transform classical liberalism's emphasis on individualism.
Patrick J. Deneen February 11, 2015

Week 2–Classical Liberalism: Contemporary Voices

At the "end of history," the liberal disciplining of power begins to undermine democracy itself.
Patrick J. Deneen February 5, 2015

Week 1–Liberalism: Sources and Themes

What John Locke and Tom Paine reveal about the origins of an ideology that surrounds us like an ocean.
Patrick J. Deneen January 28, 2015

Invitation to a Seminar—Liberalism and Conservatism

Studying six forms of belief that go to the heart of our contemporary political understanding.
Patrick J. Deneen January 21, 2015