Prof. Daniel Mahoney publishes new book
What we need is a conservative-minded liberalism. That is the idea proposed by Daniel J. Mahoney, professor and chair of political science at Assumption College, in his new book “The Conservative Foundations of the Liberal Order: Defending Democracy Against Its Modern Enemies and Immoderate Friends.”
Mahoney was recently interviewed on “Between the Covers” with John J. Miller on National Review Online. In the book and throughout the interview, Mahoney offers a thoughtful view of how Western democracy has become estranged from the historical, political, spiritual and cultural elements that are the “conservative foundation of the liberal order.” The book takes particular aim at partisans of “pure democracy” who have transformed the principles of liberty and equality into an unreflective dogma that undermines the very things that enrich human existence and give purpose to human freedom.