Liberalism and Its Discontents




FPI Senior Fellow Francis Fukuyama will discuss his authored book on "Liberalism and Its Discontents" A short book about the challenges to liberalism from the right and the left by the bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order.


MacMillan Publisher writes: "Classical liberalism is in a state of crisis. Developed in the wake of Europe’s wars over religion and nationalism, liberalism is a system for governing diverse societies, which is grounded in fundamental principles of equality and the rule of law. It emphasizes the rights of individuals to pursue their own forms of happiness free from encroachment by the government. In this short, clear account of our current political discontents, Fukuyama offers an essential defense of a revitalized liberalism for the twenty-first century.