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Liberalism

An Incoherent Truth

Last fall, Tobi Haslett, a young writer and critic with Marxist leanings, noticed a shift in the contours of popular intellectual debate. “Something is happening out there in the dark…

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Illiberal Values

Coming of age in the Seventies as a Midwesterner, a Mormon, and a resident of a town of about five hundred people, I didn’t get to meet a lot of…

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Unmusical Chairs

It’s often forgotten that the idea of the political spectrum—of politics having a left and right—has a physical origin. It comes from the seating arrangements at the National Assembly of…

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Nor a Lender Be

Hillary Clinton, liberal virtue, and the cult of the microloan

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Under Western Eyes

By John Gray, adapted from an article in the October 2014 issue of Prospect. Gray is the author of many books, including False Dawn, Straw Dogs, and The Silence of…

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Nothing Left

The long, slow surrender of American liberals

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Obama’s Bland Bargain

A dispassionate president disavows the liberal idea.

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