This book attempts — successfully, in my opinion — to ground liberalism in community and relationships, rather than radical individualism. Here is the best passage:

[P]rivilege is a less interesting name for a more interesting thing, and that is good fortune. Good fortune is often given, and it is often earned. Every society known to human history has varying degrees of it. Indeed, every society that we can possibly imagine would have some people with better luck than others, if only because of the accidents of sickness and health. (Even hunter-gatherer societies are very far from perfectly egalitarian.) Those who have it are likely to emphasize the parts that were earned by labor, while those who don’t have it see the bits that were given at birth. But the ethical choice that good fortune brings remains the same, whether earned or given. Those with good fortune can try to share it, or those with good fortune can decide to hoard it. Between the hoarders and the sharers is a huge historical gap, which defines what liberalism is. It’s the space where liberalism begins. (p. 179)