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Fact-free liberalism

One of the things that attracted me to the political left as a young man was a belief that leftists were for “the people.” Fortunately, I was also interested in the history of ideas—and years of research in that field repeatedly brought out the inescapable fact that many leading thinkers on the left had only contempt for “the people.” That has been true from the 18th Century to the present ...

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  • Headline: Fact-free liberalism
  • Publication: Editorial, Pages 10 on 01/21/2014
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