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"Not just a brilliant anatomy of how capitalism nurtures political freedom, but also a wise and penetrating analysis of the manifold illusions besetting modern culture, from the temptations of totalitarian ideology to the desiccations of radical secularism. As erudite as it is readable, Brian Anderson’s new book is sure to take its place as a contemporary classic."

Roger Kimball, coeditor and publisher, The New Criterion






Democratic Capitalism and
Its Discontents

(ISI Books, 2007)

By Brian C. Anderson


Melancholy Liberalism Mark Blitz, 12-10-07
Democratic Capitalism and Its Discontents Ray Nothstine, Religion and Liberty, November 2007
Vision Things S.T. Karnick, National Review, 11-05-07
Crisis on the Right Jonathan Rauch, New York Times, 10-07-07
Working to reinvigorate democratic capitalism Washington Times, 09-30-07


"Thoughtful, meaty, finely honed essays from one of the rising intellectual stars of American public life. Brian Anderson’s work should be required reading for culture-war combatants who want a powerful demonstration of how ideas really do have consequences, for good and for ill."
George Weigel, senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

"Anyone interested in understanding our political conversation will find Democratic Capitalism and Its Discontents an invaluable guide. In vigorous and clear prose, Brian Anderson surveys the important ideas and thinkers that for good or ill underlie political issues from judicial activism to civil society. His defense of democratic capitalism is all the more persuasive for its honest recognition of liberal democracy’s weaknesses. This is the book every voter should read before the next election."
Bruce S. Thornton, author of Greek Ways: How the Greeks Created Western Civilization

"Brian Anderson always brings great intelligence and clarity—and even wisdom—to whatever he touches. This book shows the scope of his vision and the qualities that have made him one of our most prominent younger social commentators."
Robert Royal, president, Faith & Reason Institute



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