A Preface to Morals - Walter Lippman

A Preface to Morals - Walter Lippman

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MacMillan, 1929. HC. 8vo., 348 pgs. VF copy, no DJ.

After an eloquent and moving analysis of what he sees as the disillusion of the modern age, Lippmann posits as the central dilemma of liberalism its inability to find an appropriate substitute for the older forms of authority-- church, state, class, family, law, custom--that it has denied. Lippmann attempts to find a way out of this chaos through the acceptance of a higher humanism and a way of life inspired by the ideal of "disinterestedness" in all things.