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The Liberal Crackup
PowerLine, by Steven Hayward

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/12/2017 6:19:47 PM

The Wall Street Journal ran an excerpt from Mark Lilla’s new book, The Once and Future Liberal, coming out on Tuesday that we mentioned here yesterday. Here’s a link to the whole piece if you are a WSJ subscriber, but if not here are two of the better paragraphs in it: "As a teacher, I am increasingly struck by a difference between my conservative and progressive students. Contrary to the stereotype, the conservatives are far more likely to connect their engagements to a set of political ideas and principles. Young people on the left are much more inclined to say that

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Hayward believes that when the whip comes down in the real world, those vulnerable soft-minded snowflakes who never learned to engage us in civilized debate will be at a terrible disadvantage. It´s no accident that the Left´s most recent category of the helpless in need of help is the stupid: their natural constituents. Candlepower envy, ha!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 8/12/2017 6:38:21 PM     (No. 11349778)

Don´t answer questions.
Change the subject.
Call people names.

The Liberal Trifecta. A time honored liberal debate tactic.

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