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Top 100 Quotes About Liberalism

#1. Left-wing zealots have often been prepared to ride roughshod over due process and basic considerations of fairness when they think they can get away with it. For them the ends always seems to justify the means. That is precisely how their predecessors came to create the gulag. - Author: Margaret Thatcher
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#2. Believing that a crisis is a useful thing to create, the Obama administration - which understands that, for liberalism, worse is better - has deliberately aggravated the fiscal shambles that the Great Recession accelerated. - Author: George Will
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#3. If Obama came by his liberalism in the faculty lounge, then sure, he can see it hasn't worked, and he can modify it. But if Obama got his formative ideas when he was very young, and if they are the result of his traumatic relationship with his father, then they are built into his psyche. - Author: Dinesh D'Souza
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#4. Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas - an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions, seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives. - Author: Morris Raphael Cohen
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#5. My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses. - Author: Camille Paglia
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#6. What went wrong? Well, comrades, when the American investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, it was not just a bank going broke, it was a political ideology going bankrupt. The failure of market liberalism. It ended decades of naive, uncritical faith in the market looking after itself. It does not! - Author: Asne Seierstad
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#7. Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#8. Liberalism will beat totalitarianism by killing it softly, not by mimicking it. - Author: Maajid Nawaz
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#9. The Liberal Party abandoned the principles of reform and social liberalism and has become, instead, just another piece of political machinery in the service of corporatism. - Author: Eric Kierans
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#10. Liberalism is a mental disorder. - Author: Michael Savage
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#11. Neo-Liberalism promised us a Global Village and gave us a Potemkin Village. - Author: Dean Cavanagh
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#12. British rule meant not democracy -colonialism is almost by definition underdemocratic - but limited constitutional liberalism and capitalism - Author: Fareed Zakaria
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#13. Nowadays, you can do anything that you want - anal, oral, fisting - but you need to be wearing gloves, condoms, protection. - Author: Slavoj Zizek
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#14. Progressivism, liberalism, or whatever you want to call it has become an ideology of power. So long as liberals hold it, principles don't matter. - Author: Jonah Goldberg
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#15. I try to make a dent in people when I can. I figure people drift toward liberalism at a young age, and I always hope that they change when they see how the world really is. - Author: Johnny Ramone
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#16. I sometimes call my new system 'Italian pagan Catholicism,' but it could more accurately be called 'pragmatic liberalism,' with roots in Enlightenment political philosophy. It is a synthesis of the enduring dual elements in our culture, pagan and Judeo-Christian, Romantic and Classic. - Author: Camille Paglia
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#17. The conservative thinks of political policies as intended to preserve order, justice, and freedom. The ideologue, on the contrary, thinks of politics as a revolutionary instrument for transforming society and even transforming human nature. In his march toward Utopia, the ideologue is merciless. - Author: Russell Kirk
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#18. The combination of parental abdication and social liberalism in our schools means that kids are easy targets for nihilism and moral subjectivism. - Author: Ben Shapiro
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#19. Some libs took offense at my David Broder quip earlier. In my own defense, I was taught in college it's OK to disrespect dead white males. - Author: James Taranto
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#20. It is no accident that the Victorian age, the heyday of conventionalism, was the cultural bloom of economic liberalism. - Author: Gunnar Myrdal
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#21. Realism arises from the maturity of the minds, while Idealism arises from their conformity. - Author: M.F. Moonzajer
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#22. But like a born actor who only really wants to direct, Gingrich has always been unsatisfied with what he's brilliant at. He can't still his hunger to deliver grand pronouncements on life, liberalism, conservatism, religion and whatever else swims into his consciousness. - Author: John Podhoretz
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#23. Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty. - Author: Hubert H. Humphrey
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#24. Liberalism can only be defined negatively. It is a mere critique, not a living idea. - Author: Francis Parker Yockey
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#25. But the Church cannot be, in any political sense, either conservative or liberal, or revolutionary. Conservatism is too often conservation of the wrong things: liberalism a relaxation of discipline; revolution a denial of the permanent things. - Author: T. S. Eliot
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#26. Liberalism is a scourge. It destroys the human spirit. It destroys prosperity. It assigns sameness to everybody. And wherever I find it, I oppose it. - Author: Rush Limbaugh
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#27. An important aspect of the Eurasian worldview is an absolute denial of Western civilization. In the opinion of the Eurasians, the West with its ideology of liberalism is an absolute evil. - Author: Aleksandr Dugin
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#28. The ACLU's record, far from showing a momentary wavering from impartiality, is replete with attemps to reform American society according to the wisdom of liberalism. The truth of the matters is that the ACLU has always been a highly politicized organization. - Author: William Anthony Donohue
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#29. Liberalism is not fond of fun, or at least of many forms of fun that many people like. - Author: George F. Will
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#30. Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. - Author: William F. Buckley Jr.
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#31. If you are in favour of global liberal hegemony, you are the enemy. - Author: Alexander Dugin
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#32. Does defending liberalism leave you friendless and perhaps wondering about your breath? - Author: Phil Ochs
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#33. Equality has no place for genius. - Author: Allen Bloom
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#34. More than Christianity, the religion of Victorian times was a belief in human advance - the conviction that freed from ignorance and superstition, humanity could expand its power and be master of its destiny. - Author: John N. Gray
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#35. It is not the job of the media to try to skew events but to report on events honestly. Anything else is journalistic malpractice. - Author: James "Doc" Crabtree
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#36. Liberalism demands that people without guns be able to tell people with guns what to do. - Author: Stephen Holmes
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#37. Liberalism does not preclude an organisation of the flow of money in which some channels are used in decision making while others are only good for the payment of debts. - Author: Jean-Francois Lyotard
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#38. ...The coarse rhetoric and reduction of women to violently empty reproductive organs isn't a great way to argue against Trump's vulgarity. The unhinged rhetoric, violent anti-speech street protests,and hysteria currently on display don't make Trump look like he's a unique threat. - Author: Mollie Hemingway
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#39. Even if you have a brain predisposed to liberalism, you might end up with some conservative friends or find inspiring conservative role models who could be very influential on you, and that could send you down a different track in life. - Author: Jonathan Haidt
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#40. Questions about God's existence, self disclosure, saving action and almighty power reminded me of my inadequacies. For me the theo in theology had become little more than a question mark. I could confidently discuss philosophy, psychology and social change, but God made me uneasy. - Author: Thomas C. Oden
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#41. Unlike classical liberalism, which saw the government as a necessary evil, or simply a benign but voluntary social contract for free men to enter into willingly, the belief that the entire society was one organic whole left no room for those who didn't want to behave, let alone "evolve. - Author: Jonah Goldberg
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#42. ...the curious Dutch classification gedogen, which means 'technically illegal but officially tolerated. - Author: Russell Shorto
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#43. The idea of liberalism has to be recreated. In the course of time it has lost so much of its clarity and attraction that it first has to rise like a new dawn in front of the people. - Author: Friedrich Naumann
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#44. [Senators John Kerry & John Edwards] have risen high in Democratic polls with a brand of class resentment and soak-the-rich rhetoric rooted in the old-fashioned liberalism of Ted Kennedy. - Author: William Safire
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#45. To me, the failure of liberalism - the tradition I come from - was not recognizing there has to be justice across the generations. - Author: Richard Lamm
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#46. Against what is stupid, nonsensical, erroneous, and evil, [classical] liberalism fights with the weapons of the mind, and not with brute force and repression. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#47. Liberalism is the transformation of mankind into cattle. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#48. There is something about liberalism that is not nearly as true about conservatism. The further left one goes, the more one finds that the ideology provides moral cover for a life that is not moral. While many people left of center lead fine personal lives, many do not. - Author: Dennis Prager
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#49. For Christian writers, religious faith is not a rebellion against reason, but a revolt against the imprisonment of humanity within the cold walls of a rationalist dogmatism. - Author: Alister E. McGrath
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#50. Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education. - Author: Alfred Whitney Griswold
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#51. Let's trace the birth of an idea. It's born as rampant radicalism, then it becomes progressivism, then liberalism, then it becomes moderated conservative, outmoded, and gone. - Author: Powell Clayton
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#52. The modern age has witnessed the rise of a number of new natural-law religions, such as liberalism, Communism, capitalism, nationalism and Nazism. These creeds do not like to be called religions, and refer to themselves as ideologies. - Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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#53. I think the whole student rebellion is not really a rebellion at all....They want a certain kind of identity; they're jockeying with each other for political power in their own culture. The basis for this behavior is a desire for notoriety. - Author: Truman Capote
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#54. From an economic standpoint, liberalism is a greater threat to America than communism ever was. - Author: James Cook
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#55. What is the relation between Christianity and modern culture; may Christianity be maintained in a scientific age? It is this problem which modern liberalism attempts to solve. - Author: John Gresham Machen
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#56. Though I believe in liberalism, I find it difficult to believe in liberals. - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#57. Liberalism is a really old British tradition and it has a completely different attitude towards the individual and the relationship between the individual and the state than the collectivist response of Labour, and particularly Old Labour, does. - Author: Nick Clegg
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#58. As with 'feminism,' not to mention 'liberalism' and 'conservatism,' 'political correctness' tends to mean what you want it to mean, which also pretty much amounts to utter meaninglessness. - Author: Meghan Daum
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#59. Far-seeing patriots should turn scornfully from men who seek power on a platform which with exquisite nicety combines silly inability to understand the national needs and dishonest insintcerity in promising conflicting and impossible remedies. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#60. At the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God. - Author: Todd Akin
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#61. Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#62. It is important for this country to make its people so obsessed with their own liberal individualism that they do not have time to think about a world larger than self. - Author: Bell Hooks
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#63. Conservatism is an active intellectual pursuit; it requires a constant vigilance. It has nothing to do with feelings. Liberalism is the most gutless choice you can make. You just see suffering and say, 'Oh, I feel so horrible!' - Author: Rush Limbaugh
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#64. The struggle for freedom is ultimately not resistance to autocrats or oligarchs but resistance to the despotism of public opinion. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#65. Who else but that oracle of American liberalism, the New York Times, could run the puzzled headline: "Crime Keeps On Falling, but Prisons Keep On Filling." But? How about this wild theory: If you lock up the criminals, crime declines. - Author: Charles Krauthammer
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#66. America faces a fundamental choice: either the blessings of liberty or the servitude of liberalism. In the political struggle for survival, one or the other is headed for extinction. - Author: Nancy Pearcey
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#67. The fatal historical mistake of liberalism is to see no enemy on the left, to consider that the enemy is always on the right. - Author: Anonymous
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#68. If he had a reason for preferring Liberalism to the Conservatism of many in his set, it was not that he considered Liberalism more reasonable, but because it suited his manner of life better. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#69. For the South African White minority, neo-liberalism is apartheid with a clean conscience, called Democracy. - Author: Arundhati Roy
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#70. It is liberalism, whether people like it or not, which has animated all the years of my life. What on Earth did conservatism ever accomplish for our country? - Author: Charles Kuralt
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#71. To try to cure unemployment by inflation rather than by adjustment of specific wage-rates is like trying to adjust the piano to the stool rather than the stool to the piano. - Author: Henry Hazlitt
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#72. Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture, ... When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#73. Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help. - Author: Thomas Sowell
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#74. Some of the reasons John McCain lost in 2008 were his lackluster campaign, his refusal to showcase Obama's extreme liberalism and, thus, his failure to demonstrate why he would make a better president than Obama. - Author: David Limbaugh
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#75. The Open Road goes to the used-car lot. - Author: Louis Simpson
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#76. We must resist the temptation to romanticize history's losers. - Author: Niall Ferguson
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#77. But liberals love to drape themselves in decades-old glories they had nothing to do with. - Author: Ann Coulter
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#78. A stable and prosperous DRC is the victory of the World. Congo is a deciding factor for Africa's development whether we like it or not. - Author: Ahmed Padia Binkatabana
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#79. Liberalism and their ideas have done more to kill black folks whom they claim so much to love than the Ku Klux Klan, lynching and slavery and Jim Crow ever did, now that's a fact. - Author: E.W. Jackson
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#80. Books and minds only work when they're open. - Author: James Dewar
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#81. In today's impoverished dialogue, critiques of liberalism are often naively called "conservative," as if twenty-five hundred years of Western intellectual tradition presented no other alternatives. - Author: Camille Paglia
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#82. The ultimate tendency of liberalism is vegetarianism. - Author: Norman Mailer
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#83. Fascism is definitely and absolutely opposed to the doctrines of liberalism, both in the political and economic sphere. - Author: Benito Mussolini
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#84. Power naturally and necessarily follows property. - Author: Daniel Webster
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#85. We shall experience the final defeat of liberalism not when immigration but when emigration is forbidden - Author: Jo Grimond
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#86. I used to have a phrase: Liberalism is spreading misery equally. And now the ruling class throughout Washington seems to have adopted this. - Author: Rush Limbaugh
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#87. I realized that no one needed to make fun of liberalism. It was hilarious on its own. - Author: Greg Gutfeld
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#88. ...liberalism can't and shouldn't claim complete cultural neutrality. Liberalism is also a fighting creed. - Author: Charles Taylor
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#89. Classical liberalism was wrecked on the shoals of capitalism, but - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#90. Progressivism is an active channel for social equity, social liberalism, and political rights for all people. - Author: Henry Johnson Jr
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#91. The saints, many of them women, warred with themselves as well as God. The body has its own animal urges, just as there are attractions and repulsions in sex that modern liberalism cannot face. - Author: Camille Paglia
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#92. Modern liberalism has many roots. One of the most important is the ideas of a man described by an American critic as 'his satanic free-trade majesty John Stuart Mill' and revered by others. - Author: Alan Ryan
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#93. I realize that the New York Times probably not written for the express purpose of driving me mad; I think of it as liberalism's daily bulletin board. - Author: Joseph Sobran
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#94. The left-right political dichotomy serves liberalism by not challenging it. Democracy sustains the status quo by offering the illusion of choice with no choice. Genuine opposition can only emerge if there is an alternative story with which to counter the current mythos. - Author: John Dunn
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#95. I thought this life of thoughtful liberalism was my birthright, too. Before I understood that my generation was to be born in interesting times. - Author: Maureen F. McHugh
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#96. The enemy isn't conservatism. The enemy isn't liberalism. The enemy is bulls**t. - Author: Lars-Erik Nelson
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#97. My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles. - Author: Benjamin Disraeli
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#98. The appeal by twentieth-century pluralists to scientific method was also ideologically - and even messianically - driven. It ignored scientific data that interfered with environmentalist assumptions and misrepresented socialist faith as "scientific planning. - Author: Paul Edward Gottfried
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#99. [E]ach person is to have an equal right to the most extensive basic liberty compatible with a similar liberty for others. - Author: John Rawls
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#100. You'll be pleased to hear, Christopher, that I am no longer a Muslim liberal but an atheist [ ... ] I find that it obviates the necessity for any cognitive dissonance. - Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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