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The tyranny of the moderns / Nadia Urbinati ; translated by Martin Thom.

Author/creator Urbinati, Nadia, 1955- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2015]
Description217 pages ; 22 cm
Uniform titleLiberi e ugual. English
Contents Democratic individualism -- Private happiness -- An "ism" to be used with caution -- A brief history of individualism -- The individual against politics -- Economic individualism -- Apathy and solitude -- Identitarian community -- Regeneration -- Judgment and disagreement.
Abstract "In a well-reasoned and thought-provoking polemic, respected political theorist Nadia Urbinati explores a profound shift in the ideology of individualism, from the ethical nineteenth-century standard, in which each person cooperates with others as equals for the betterment of their lives and the community, to the contemporary "I don't give a damn" maxim. Identifying this "tyranny of the moderns" as the most radical risk that modern democracy currently faces, the author examines the critical necessity of reestablishing the role of the individual citizen as a free and equal agent of democratic society"-- Provided by publisher.
General noteOriginally published in Italian under title: Liberi e ugual
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2014027079
ISBN9780300182774 hardback
ISBN0300182775 hardback

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