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

  • Traditional liberalism died there because Americans who had once associated it with order came to associate it with disorder instead.
  • 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.
  • We cannot disguise hostility towards any religion behind the pretence of liberalism.
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  • 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.)
    June 17, 2013 - The New Yorker

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