2016 Reprint of the 1959 edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Buckley's third book is an urbane and controversial attack on the manners and meaning of American Liberalism in the 1950s. His thesis is that the leading American liberals can be shown, in their speeches and statements, in the tacit premises that underlie their words and deeds, to be suffering from a long, but definable list of social and philosophical prejudices. "Up From Liberalism" examines the root assumptions of the Libealism of his era and asks the startling question: do the actions of prominent liberalism derive from the attributes of Liberalism?