Books: Neo-Guru Tilting At Windmills

by Charles Peters Addison-Wesley; 294 pages; $18.95

At the tenth-anniversary dinner for his spunky little journal, the Washington Monthly, Editor Charles Peters stood up and baptized his iconoclastic movement. "We're neoliberals," he told his disciples. That was in 1979, and since then, they have worked a quiet revolution. By exposing the dusty tenets of American liberalism to some fresh ideas and empirical questioning, Peters and his followers have helped rescue it from the clutches of interest groups, entrenched bureaucratic thinking and post-Viet Nam neuroses. Now, in Tilting at Windmills, Peters offers an amiable tract designed to elucidate what he jocularly refers to as "the one true faith."

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