A Postliberal Alternative?

Five years ago, Patrick Deneen declared that liberalism had failed, and his book became a flashpoint of contemporary conservative discourse over liberty, order, and the state. In Regime Change, he reiterates his objections to the American political tradition of ordered liberty, placing at its feet responsibility for all our current social and political ills. And he traces the outlines of his postliberal alternative, “Aristopopulism,” which promises an ordered, stable, and moral common life, if only we can pull off a revolution first. Four Law & Liberty contributors offer their assessment.

Reactionary and Revolutionary – Timothy Fuller

Renewal or Regime Change? – Elizabeth Kaufer Busch

Patrick Deneen’s Lost Opportunity – Daniel J. Mahoney

Zombie Deneenism – Richard M. Reinsch II