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Liberalism

The philosophy that one ought to be able to do what one would like provided it does not hurt another person. It was conceived in the 19th century primarily as an economic and social philosophy espousing religious liberty, the free market, and capitalism. In the 20th century, it became associated with the left, especially in the United States, due to a concern for social justice. As a result, a liberal tends to favor regulation of private enterprise. However, adherents to what is sometimes called "19th-century liberalism" or "European liberalism" are presumably more amenable to the free market.
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Ordinarily, that would seem to imply that we see a larger role for the state in promoting a vision of the good life than would political liberals.
8) Given the fact of reasonable pluralism, political liberals consider how a just, democratic society is possible.
We focus instead on the relationship between comprehensive doctrines and political theory, searching for possible agreement between the political liberal and the theocrat.
Known as a political liberal, Schlesinger wrote a sympathetic and highly praised three - volume analytic history of the New Deal, The Age of Roosevelt (1957 - 60).
She grew flowers, delved into family genealogy, enjoyed English mystery novels, and was a political liberal.
But Syrett, also a political liberal, said she is disappointed that "these particular folks have come out so strongly against" the fee.
I am a political liberal, but once I recognized the relative inertness and stability of the shared background knowledge students need to master reading and writing, I was forced to become an educational conservative.
Janet used to be the spokeswoman for Concerned Women for America and could not be mistaken for a theological or political liberal.
She raised beautiful flowers, delved seriously into family genealogy, enjoyed English mystery novels, and was a dedicated political liberal.
Valle has attracted support from a variety of contributors - from the Eugene Association of Realtors to the wife of former City Councilor David Kelly, a political liberal like Taylor.
Moser argues that throughout it all, the irascible journalist remained--as he himself always claimed--a political liberal.