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    Somebody wise made this statement: "Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved."

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    they were wise, yet you dont know their name? Kind of sad.

    BTW I highly doubt they were talking about political philosophy and if by chance they were, they probably wouldnt be talking about Progressivism which coopted the term liberalism and altered it from it's original meaning.
     
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    Conservative pundits have demonized the term "liberalism".
     
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    Against radical academic critics who reject liberalism because they equate it with Enlightenment reason and individual property holding, Kloppenberg shows the historical roots of American liberals' dual commitments to diversity, manifested in institutions designed to facilitate deliberative democracy, and to government regulations of property and market exchange in accordance with the public good.

    In contrast to prevailing tendencies to simplify and distort American liberalism, Kloppenberg shows how the multifaceted virtues of liberalism have inspired theorists and reformers from Thomas Jefferson and James Madison through Jane Addams and John Dewey to Martin Luther King, Jr., and then explains how these virtues persist in the work of some liberal democrats today. Endorsing the efforts of such neo-progressive and communitarian theorists and journalists as Michael Walzer, Jane Mansbridge, Michael Sandel, and E. J. Dionne, Kloppenberg also offers a more acute analysis of the historical development of American liberalism and of the complex reasons why it has been transformed and made more vulnerable in recent decades.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/The-Virtues-Liberalism-James-Kloppenberg/dp/0195140567]Amazon.com: The Virtues of Liberalism (9780195140569): James T. Kloppenberg: Books[/ame]
     
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    No. We just have gotten tired of progressives lying about what it really is.
     
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    No, you just want to use the term "liberal" as if it were a dirty word. It's "us vs them" thinking. Demonize your opponent.
     
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    Both Bushbots and Obamabots use the term liberal incorrectly. Liberal doesn't mean gov't gets a blank check to make and run as many programs as possible, which is what both sides pretend it means most of the time.
     
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    modern day liberals have tainted the word

    The last thing liberals care about is liberty.
     
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    you don't think, but if they were?

    any more bases you want to cover? :laugh2: no wonder you love Romney
     
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    thank you

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