A pointer to “If liberalism Is dead, what comes next?”

John Locke. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

John Locke. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Christine Emba, reviews author Patrick Deneen’s book, “Why Liberalism Failed”. A Notre Dame professor. The answer to her question is left to the reader. But you get a good grasp on the reasons for a possible failure of liberalism.

As you might have worked out, Deneen thinks this much-lauded model has proved itself a disaster — “not because it fell short,” in his assessment, “but because it was true to itself.”

On the right end of the ideological spectrum, Deneen notes, classical liberalism celebrated the free market, which facilitated the radical expansion of choice.

On the left, liberalism celebrated the civil right to personal choice and self-definition, along with the state that secured this right by enforcing the law. But both approaches basically converge into the same thing: a headlong and depersonalized pursuit of individual freedom and security that demands no concern for the wants and needs of others, or for society as a whole.

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Mitglieder Vorschau


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Nowhere to hide

Print Design

Negative space posters to promote NatGeo's video streaming.

Negative space posters to promote NatGeo’s video streaming.

It took me a longer stare to figure it out, give a try or simply inhale the beauty of print design

It took me a longer stare to figure it out.
Give it a try or simply inhale some beauty of impeccable print design

Combining both predators and their prey into a single canvas using negative space to express the predatorial and vulnerable glory. The posters feature animals and visual tricks, such as the outline of an unsuspecting bunny rabbit between the legs of a bird of prey, and a giant squid using its tentacles to form part of the outline of a sperm whale.

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But what’s with the serpent? The seal I had figured out.

Advertising Agency: Rocket Yard, Tallinn, Estonia
Art Director: Oussama Founi
Illustrator: Andrea Minini

Needless to say I came across this design beauty by way of my daily recurring, gratifying visits of this isn’t happiness™.

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The cover for the New Yorker magazine’s innovators issue “Smart Design”

Illustration

The cover for the magazine’s Innovators Issue, “Smart Design,” is by the Dutch artist Joost Swarte and a lovely reminder of the Belgian illustrator Hergé's supreme ligne claire.

The cover for the magazine’s Innovators Issue, “Smart Design,” is by the Dutch artist Joost Swarte and a lovely reminder of the Belgian illustrator Hergé’s supreme ligne claire.

As clear as ‘ligne claire’.
Not only the innovator’s workspace is turned upside down.

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“Boyfriend”. Your Sunday song.

Marika Hackman, Boyfriend.

Marika Hackman, Boyfriend.

A Sunday song full of surprises I am thankful for and happy to pass on. A bracing, darkly funny blend of folk and Britpop from the London singer’s sophomore album. A sly Britpop power-play about stealing a man’s girlfriend from under his nose because the poor dolt believes “a woman really needs a man to make her scream.” It’s one of last year’s sharpest singles, Snapes says:

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