Rationalism in Politics by Michael Oakeshott
Rationalism in Politics established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of "reason" in rationalist politics and criticizes ideological schemes to reform society according to supposedly "scientific" or rationalistic principles that ignore the wealth and variety of human experience.
The 111th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 12th on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)