Saturday, October 11, 2008


It has always struck me as a perverse twist of fate that this perfectly good term, "liberalism," which was historically identified with those who wished to restrict the powers of government because of their assumption that human nature was fallen, should have come to be co-opted by those who discard the notion of original sin and embrace a vision of maximal governmental power. Indeed, nobody is quite so illiberal as the contemporary political "liberal."

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