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Liberalism, socialism and the question of consensus
by Lea Ypi
About this EXP
Lea Ypi, Professor of Political Theory at the London School of Economics, examines the relationship between liberalism and socialism.
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Key point 1
It’s wrong to think that the encouragement of socialism reduces the values of liberalism and vice versa.
Key point 2
While claiming to make individual rights universal, liberalism excludes those individuals who cannot access money and power.
Key point 3
The history of liberalism has as many failures as the history of socialism.
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