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The Liberal Mind Kenneth Minogues book The Liberal Mind is an interpretation and analysis of liberalism as an ideology In his analysis he goes on to reveal liberalism in its various forms as a governing body doctrine for change and a moral code Based on the content and tone of the book I would say he does not support liberalism rather he accepts it as the prevailing ideology of western democracy while hinting to alternatives with more conservative or society based origin Minogue presents liberalism first as an ideology one with a very simple goal The objective of liberalism is to promote individual welfare This is achieved by granting each individual with seemingly endless rights or liberties In this way each individual is free to provide for his or her own personal well being Of course this does not lead to the bloody scenario that Hobbes predicts Instead it assumes a number of human qualities that would prevent such primal altercations In the liberal mind each man has his set needs followed closely by and easily confused with his desires He will pursue these needs and desires almost endlessly Almost his pursuit is tempered by an understanding that in order for him to maintain a certain level of comfort those around him must also be allowed their needs and desires In this way society is structured by mans wants and mans understanding that his wants are best achieved when the wants of others are allowed for This reveals an interesting aspect of liberal morality Any good deed or act of kindness is motivated by a basic understanding that this action will be reciprocated Liberal ideology leaves no room for unmotivated goodness The very idea of it undermines the ideology itself The idea of unmotivated kindness opens the door for unmotivated evil and then the whole thing is shot How can our world of rational individuals function if such oddities are present So liberalism the
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