liberalism liberalism  /ˈlɪ bə rə ˌlɪ zəm/


  1. (n) a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution
  2. (n) an economic theory advocating free competition and a self-regulating market


  1. Traditional liberalism died there because Americans who had once associated it with order came to associate it with disorder instead.
  2. The inability to spend money has reached America's big cities, and it has done to liberalism there what it did to national liberalism a decade ago.
  3. We cannot disguise hostility towards any religion behind the pretence of liberalism.


  • Books: John Strausbaugh’s “The Village” review.

    At the heart of this historical overview of the Manhattan neighborhood is a celebration of liberalism, bohemianism, and counterculture. Strausbaugh traces these themes from the Village’s beginnings as a rural outpost, in the mid-seventeenth century, to its present incarnation—“more a place of recreation than . . . (Subscription required.)
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The New Yorker

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