The Bankruptcy of Liberalism and Conservatism

Author
Amitai Etzioni
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
128
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Spring 2013
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
AMITAI ETZIONI examines the frequently employed distinction between the public and the private realms. He concludes that this dichotomy as well as the one between liberalism and conservatism is becoming obsolete because both realms are increasingly intertwined and tend to move in tandem. Such observations urge reexaminations of several key assumptions of public philosophy.