Stephen Holmes is Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.
Stephen Holmes uses the tools of the political theorist and the intellectual historian to expose the philosophical underpinnings of antiliberalism in it nonmarxist guise.
Introduction: what is antiliberalism? Part 1 The antiliberals: Maistre and the antiliberal tradition; Schmitt - the debility of liberalism; Strauss - truths for philosophers alone; MacIntyre - the antiliberal catechism; anti-Promotheanism - the case of Christopher Lasch; Unger - antiliberalism unbound; the community trap. Part 2 Misunderstanding the liberal past: antiliberals as historians of liberal thought; the "atomization" of society?; indifference toward the common good?; the eclipse of authority?; the public realm sacrificed to the private?; economic man?; the selfishness of rights?; moral skepticism?; the crimes of reason?; antonym substitution.