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Essays of Kenneth Minogue

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On Liberty and Its Enemies
Essays of Kenneth Minogue

This collection of twenty of Kenneth Minogue’s essays, written over a period of more than fifty years, celebrates the advent of modern liberty. They describe the conditions under which liberty and individuality can flourish and the threats to liberty’s flourishing in our time. Minogue offers a powerful critique of political correctness, of ideological flights from reality, and of the deformities of study in the modern university.

“Ken Minogue never saw liberty as a statue, as an idol to be worshipped, but as a way of life—‘not merely a situation to be enjoyed, but a capacity to be exercised.’ Minogue also knew better than any of his contemporaries that the worst traitors to the cause of liberty often go by the name of liberals. This indispensable collection of Minogue’s essays has been carefully chosen, edited and introduced by Timothy Fuller, whose understanding of the man and his thought is unsurpassed.” Daniel Johnson, editor of Standpoint


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Kenneth Minogue (September 11, 1930 – June 28, 2013) was an emeritus professor of political science at the London School of Economics. He wrote books on liberalism, nationalism, the idea of a university, the logic of ideology, and, more recently, democracy and the moral life. He was reviewed in many places, and was a columnist for The Times, the Times Higher Education Supplement, and other outlets.

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Timothy Fuller is Professor of Political Science at Colorado College, where he teaches political philosophy. He is a leading authority on the thought of Michael Oakeshott, and a friend and collaborator with Kenneth Minogue for nearly forty years.

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