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Durned Liberals

[ 0 ] October 30, 2006 |

I, for one, welcome the return of the word “liberal” to something more closely approximating its political theory meaning. I’ve spent far, far too much time explaining to undergraduates that when political theorists and international relations theorists use the word liberal they mean something much different than what Rush Limbaugh means. Like Ezra, I’ve also been using the word “progressive” to describe leftish political tendencies in the United States.

…and Billmon points out some other reasons that “liberal” and “left” are not the same thing.