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Liberalism

  1. authoritarianism
    It Is Not Undemocratic to Call Trump’s Presidency ‘Illegitimate’Fear of Trump’s authoritarianism isn’t hysteria, and disputing the legitimacy of his rule isn’t anti-democratic.
  2. the discourse
    ‘Defending a Free Society’ Requires Radically Changing This OneThe myopia and hypocrisy of “philosophical liberals” undermine their critiques of “cancel culture.”
  3. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Is There Still Room for Debate?America is in a revolutionary moment. Being able to question ideology is more important than ever.
  4. the national interest
    Does the Left Have Any Better Ideas Than Obama’s?The New Republic calls Obama’s presidency a failure, ignoring most of his successes and the obstacles he overcame.
  5. the national interest
    An Interview With ‘A Thousand Small Sanities’ Author Adam GopnikA discussion of a new defense of liberalism against its critics on the right and the left.
  6. the national interest
    Trump Thinks Putin’s Attack on ‘Western-Style Liberalism’ Was About CaliforniaOur authoritarian president hates liberalism but does not understand what it means.
  7. vision 2020
    Class Divides Republicans – But Not Democrats – on Economic IssuesA new study suggests Democrats have much to gain – and little to lose – by campaigning on a progressive economic message in 2020.
  8. liberalism
    Jordan Peterson’s Meeting With Orbán Was Hypocritical — But in CharacterThe “classic liberal” has long been too obsessed with fighting the activists on campus to worry about abetting the right-wing authoritarians in power.
  9. bernie sanders
    Bernie Sanders: ‘Democratic Socialist’ Is Just a Synonym for New Deal LiberalSanders said Monday night that being a “democratic socialist” just means believing in FDR’s Second Bill of Rights.
  10. foreign policy
    No, the Left Should Not ‘Learn to Love’ the Military-Industrial ComplexGiant Pentagon budgets do provide a couple million Americans with jobs and health care. But the goal is to deliver those goods to all Americans.
  11. vision 2020
    Trump’s State of the Union Was a Preview of His 2020 StrategyThe president promised liberal economic policies — without all those taxes or subversive social values.
  12. the national interest
    Two Cheers for Socialism: Why Liberals Need Enemies on the LeftI, for one, welcome our new left-wing overlords.
  13. campus controversies
    Colleges Don’t Need More Republican ProfessorsUniversities can have ideological diversity without employing apologists for a plutocratic party that cultivates racism and demonizes intellectuals.
  14. the national interest
    Conservative Shocked to Discover Obama Doesn’t Hate White PeopleIt slowly dawns on the right that the last president was not actually a race-baiting demagogue.
  15. The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years LaterRobert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
  16. Why America’s Version of Capitalism Is Incompatible With DemocracyTo restore our democracy after Trump, we will need to reduce the material inequalities that were eroding popular sovereignty long before his rise.
  17. Natalie Portman and the Crisis of Liberal ZionismIsrael is choosing Zionism over democracy. Now, American Jews must decide if they’re willing to support that choice.
  18. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: A Democracy DisappearsAmericans should watch what is happening in Hungary with a great deal of attention — and alarm about similar trends playing out at home.
  19. No, the HOPE Scholarship Didn’t Kill Great Society LiberalismA provocative op-ed says Zell Miller’s and Bill Clinton’s embrace of merit-based scholarships showed their betrayal of liberalism. I beg to differ.
  20. what the right is reading
    Has the Operating System for the Western World Crashed?Liberalism has suffered a catastrophic failure, says political scientist Patrick Deneen. Though he’s not the first to make the claim.
  21. the national interest
    How ‘Neoliberalism’ Became the Left’s Favorite Insult of LiberalsThe rise and meaning of an ubiquitous term of abuse.
  22. The ‘Shut It Down!’ Left and the War on the Liberal MindA noisy, illiberal minority in the progressive movement might not be a minority forever.
  23. Will Donald Trump Push the GOP Left on Health Care?He is making liberal noises on drug prices, maternity leave, and more. That might mean something — or nothing.