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Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn is Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and History at Yale University. His latest book is Liberalism Against Itself: Cold War Intellectuals and the Making of Our Times.


Becca Rothfeld speaks with Samuel Moyn about his book Liberalism Against Itself and why liberalism is in crisis.

Samuel Moyn, Becca Rothfeld

Lionel Trilling crystallizes the cynical Cold War liberalism that sacrificed idealism for self-restraint.

Samuel Moyn

The cult of the higher judiciary had its limits long before the left failed to block Kavanaugh. Now the only progressive move is to reclaim democracy.

Samuel Moyn

The critique of identity politics ignores the role that neoliberalism and neoconservatism have played in creating our present situation.

Samuel Moyn

In the age of human rights, the language of duties has withered.

Samuel Moyn

On Larry Siedentrop's Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism

Samuel Moyn

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