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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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Many originate in beliefs comprehensive enough to raise the suspicions of a political liberal, but still they seem to have beneficent effects in restructuring the scope and logic of public reasoning.
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. In addition to her years at Clark, she worked at the Lancaster Public Library, the Portland Maine Public Library and the Providence Rhode Island Public Library.
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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. I often tune in when she is interviewing some Religious Right luminary.
She raised beautiful flowers, delved seriously into family genealogy, enjoyed English mystery novels, and was a dedicated political liberal. In addition to her years at Clark, Alice worked at the Lancaster Public Library, the Portland Maine Public Library, and the Providence Rhode Island Public Library.
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