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    the older definition of liberal, unless you believe that history started with Adam Smith.

    Politics is the art of changing what's possible.

    by happymisanthropy on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 09:51:00 AM PDT

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    •  Fair enough. (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm not against all things liberal. The word has come to represent market fundamentalism since about the time of Smith. And later, in America specifically, it combined with very progressive social values and Kantian ethics and became a positive thing, until the liberal movement in America kind of collapsed and the rest of the world kept using the older, market fundamentalist sense of the word. This wouldn't happen if we would just plan our semantic evolution more carefully, which is maybe in part why I felt compelled to write this diary. But you might think I'm just making matters worse. Time will tell I suppose.

      I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. ||@totushek on twitter

      by tote on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 09:58:35 AM PDT

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