Liberalism is dying – despite its superficial appearance of vigor. Most of its adherents still believe it is the wave of the future, but they are clinging to a sinking dream. In Post-Liberalism, Melvyn L. Fein argues that liberalism has made countless promises, almost none of which have come true. Under its auspices, poverty was not eliminated, crime did not diminish, the family was not strengthened, education was not improved, nor was universal peace established. These failures were not accidental; they flow directly from liberal contradictions. Paradoxically this suggests that liberalism, as an ideology, is regressive rather than progressive. If so, it must fail.
“Perhaps individuals are beginning to realize that the time has arrived when we must have a serious dialogue about where we are heading as a nation. If one has not reached that conclusion, then he or she needs to read Melvyn Fein’s Post-Liberalism: The Death of a Dream….”
- William H. Wallace, Jr., former associate vice chancellor, University System of Georgia
“Melvyn Fein is one of the great thinkers in American politics and society today. In Post-Liberalism, Dr. Fein dissects the major myths and fallacies of liberal political thought and instead looks to genuine solutions to our policy and political challenges.”
- Kerwin Swint, author of The King Whisperers: Power Behind the Throne from Rasputin to Rove