[...] Crosland's model of social democracy was dealt a near fatal blow in 1976 when the Labour government abandoned the post-war welfare consensus and was forced cap in hand to the IMF Any flames of the beacon left flickering after the rise of the Third Way were finally extinguished by the post-crash budget of April 2009. The social individual The authors of The Liberal Republic are confident that the future lies in the historical legacy of liberalism and its modern kindred spirits. The politics of the future needs to revisit the old arguments between liberalism and socialism, and incorporate into them the issues of gender inequality, cultural difference and ecological sustainability.
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