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Liberal democracy wishes a clear-eyed, strong protection to accommodate the more and more advanced demanding situations it faces within the twenty-first century. regrettably a lot of up to date liberal conception has rejected this endeavour for worry of showing culturally hegemonic. as a substitute, liberal theorists have sought to intestine liberalism of its moral substance so as to render it extra tolerant of non-liberal methods of lifestyles. This theoretical attempt is inaccurate, notwithstanding, simply because winning liberal democracy is an ethically-demanding political regime that calls for its citizenry to demonstrate sure virtues and behavior of brain. opposed to the grain of latest conception, thinker Richard Rorty blends American pragmatism and romanticism to supply a accomplished imaginative and prescient of liberal modernity that includes a virtue-based perception of liberal democracy. In doing so, Rorty defends his pragmatic liberalism opposed to a number of outstanding interlocutors, together with Charles Taylor, Nancy Fraser, Hilary Putnam, Richard J. Bernstein, and Jean Bethke Elshtain.

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