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"Intelligent" liberalism: The affirmations and antipathies of Rebecca West

January 28, 2020

In this talk, Peter Baehr describes Rebecca West’s distinctive brand of liberalism. Over a life that spanned two centuries and seventy-one years of literary production, Rebecca West (1892-1983) was an author of remarkable versatility. Today she is most often recalled for her novels, short stories, literary criticism and autobiographically laced travelogues. But Rebecca West was also a political writer of astonishing verve: resourceful, combative and impelled by a strong sense of responsibility for the commonwealth.

Dr. Peter Baehr
Dr. Peter Baehr
Research Professor in Social Theory, Lingnan University, Hong Kong