In the preface, Sandel defines the liberal conception of the person this way:
According to this conception, my dignity consists not in any social roles I inhabit but instead in my capacity to choose my roles and identities for myself. (xiv)
Do all academic liberals believe this, and are they this blunt? Amazing -- no obfuscation here, and Sandel deserves to be labelled an enemy of the true and good.
Justice With Michael Sandel
Michael Sandel on Markets and Morals
Michael Sandel’s Reith Lectures.