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What's your political stance? Which of these works have you read carefully and completely?

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  1. Conservative; On Liberty

  2. Conservative; Considerations of Representative Government

  3. Conservative; Leviathan

  4. Conservative; Second Treatise of Government

  5. Conservative; Reflections on the Revolution in France

  6. Conservative; The Communist Manifesto

  7. Liberal; On Liberty

  8. Liberal; Considerations of Representative Government

  9. Liberal; Leviathan

  10. Liberal; Second Treatise of Government

  11. Liberal; Reflections on the Revolution in France

  12. Liberal; The Communist Manifesto

  13. Neither conservative nor liberal/don't know what I am; On Liberty

  14. Neither conservative nor liberal/don't know what I am; Considerations of Representative Government

  15. Neither conservative nor liberal/don't know what I aml; Leviathan

  16. Neither conservative nor liberal/don't know what I am; Second Treatise of Government

  17. Neither conservative nor liberal/don't know what I am; Reflections on the Revolution in France

  18. Neither conservative nor liberal/don't know what I am; The Communist Manifesto

  19. Conservative or liberal; have read none of them

  20. Neither conservative nor liberal/don't know what I am; have read none of them

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  1. usmbguest5318
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    Thread Rules:
    1. Answer directly the poll questions, both of them. Do so either in the poll itself or in a post.
    2. Directly answer the Thread Discussion Question. Comply with the citation instruction when doing so.

      Notice that the Thread Discussion Question asks about dichotomies, not congruences, so do not discuss similarities/congruences.
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    Poll Questions:
    What's your political stance: liberal, conservative or neither/don't know? Which of these works have you read carefully and completely?
    1. On Liberty
    2. Considerations of Representative Government
    3. Leviathan
    4. Second Treatise of Government
    5. Reflections on the Revolution in France
    6. The Communist Manifesto
    Note: The poll question above about one's political stance does not ask to what political party one belongs, but rather it is a question about one's political philosophy.

    Thread Discussion Question:
    If you self-identified as philosophically liberal or conservative, how do you reconcile the dichotomies between the foundational principles articulated in the seminal text(s) that define the philosophical foundations of liberalism/conservatism (whichever philosophy it be to which you ascribe) and the ideology and/or currently (2017 or later) advocated policies of the Liberal or Conservative party with which you have most recently aligned yourself?
    • Cite specific passages from the relevant text(s) when identifying the nature and extent of the dichotomies between your self-selected philosophy and the ideology or specific policy(s) of your self-selected political party.
     
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    And yet -- I cannot participate. Because what my political philosophy and my party is NOT included in any of this. America is not largely staunch Conservative nor Liberal anymore. No more Buckley/Vidal.. There are hardly ANY "liberals or conservatives" anymore at all in political leadership.. So MY philosophy and party are a hybrid of "The Best OF" both CLASSICALLY defined camps.
     
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    Probably best to include a 'none of the above' in any poll here.
     
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    The last poll answer option covers that.
     
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    You're right, sorry.
     
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