by Kishore Saval edited by O Society September 9, 2019 For thousands of years, the liberal arts were not liberal, and this is why they are increasingly unwelcome in our time. An honest study of the past is unsettling in a liberal age, because a person who learns to venerate earlier cultural traditions, from Homer … Continue reading The Illiberal Arts
by Nikil Saval New York Times July 5, 2017 ‘‘Liberal’’ has long been a dirty word to the American political right. It may be shortened, in the parlance of the Limbaugh Belt, to ‘‘libs,’’ or expanded to the offensive portmanteau ‘‘libtards.’’ But its target is always clear. For the people who use these epithets, liberals are, … Continue reading Hated by the Right. Mocked by the Left. Who Wants to Be ‘Liberal’ Anymore?
The World America Made: Trump Wants to Unmake It The U.S.-led global order created peace and prosperity for millions. So why are the president’s critics teaming up with him to tear it apart? By Robert Kagan Politico September 28, 2018 Editor's note: Robert Kagan is one of the architects of the Project for a New American Century. In … Continue reading Pax Americana Utopia: Liberal World Order
The Origin of the Political Terms Left and Right Wing Thomas DeMichele The modern usage of the political terms left and right comes from the French Revolution of 1789 when anti-revolutionary, royalist supporters of the king stood to the president’s right, and anti-royalist revolutionaries to his left. This split between liberty and authority and split between individualism and … Continue reading Where do the terms “Right-” and “Left-wing” come from?: Conservative Moral Hierarchy (8)