The Liberal Handbook
Original title: El manual liberal
Category: Non-Fiction

The Liberal Handbook

Original title: El manual liberal
Category: Non-Fiction
Synopsis:

What is political, economic, individual and cultural liberalism and what does it defend?

This compilation of liberal voices, including those of Mario Vargas Llosa, Johan Norberg, Deirdre McCloskey, Tom G. Palmer, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Álvaro Vargas Llosa, Gloria Álvarez and María Blanco, displays the best arguments in favor of an unprejudiced and anti-dogmatic thinking, which places the individual at the center of its ambitions and shows us the way to a freer, less fanatical and richer and more prosperous world in every sense.

Liberalism, the authors of this book argue, embodies the revolutionary character of common sense, defends the view that rights and liberties are only safe if power has limits and if we manage to put aside collectivism on both the left and right.

If so, even while threats to free and open society will always exist, then individuals will be free, flourish, trust each other, cooperate and prosper.

Liberalism, in the end, is much more than free markets, legal certainty and private property. Liberalism is a long struggle against inequality before the law.

What are the roots of liberal thinking? Why does an open society work better than a closed one? Why is being liberal about claiming the right to behave as a responsible adult? Why do all populisms oppose any individual, economic or sexual freedom? Why has liberalism proven to be the greatest source of prosperity, happiness and innovation?

What are the roots of liberal thinking? Why does an open society work better than a closed one? Why is being liberal about claiming the right to behave as a responsible adult? Why do all populisms oppose any individual, economic or sexual freedom? Why has liberalism proven to be the greatest source of prosperity, happiness and innovation?

Technical data

Publishing date: | 472 pages | ISBN: 978-84-234-3267-7 | Imprint: Deusto