Brian C. Anderson
Melancholy Liberalism Mark Blitz, 12-10-07
"Thoughtful, meaty, finely honed essays from one of the rising intellectual
stars of American public life. Brian Andersons 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."
"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 democracys
weaknesses. This is the book every voter should read before the next election."
"Brian Anderson always brings great intelligence and clarityand
even wisdomto 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."