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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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Yet within this glorious romp, with its continual and hugely droll interaction between actors and audience, Cadell never loses Congreve's critical edge thus you get his views on sexual liberality, the hypocrisy of the court and the Established church and the hypocritical politicians of the period (some things never change).
Burke resembles her in his liberality and in his commitment to the reform of corrupt and inefficient institutions, but also in his capacity to distinguish between reform and sheer destruction and degradation.
Now the same young people challenge themselves to focus on worthy goals such as the pursuit of liberality, called also magnificence, together with magnanimity, a virtue most often associated, confused or fused with magnificence, even though, strictly speaking, magnificence, as we shall see shortly, concerns the proper use of one's wealth, while magnanimity deals with the habit of one's spirit which prompts the individual to behave honorably.
It seems to me that Jesus's ministry spoke to a life of liberality and abundance; a liberality and abundance that is meant to be ours when we knock on doors and have them opened to us.
21) In a more recent article, Liberalism and liberality, he elaborates on this by stating that liberalism begins with a disguised naturalization of original sin as original egotism.
Norway is a country that prides itself in its liberality and is making a stand by refusing to make Breivik a special case by having his trial behind closed doors.
If we really did attempt to return to them," she insists, "we would find a recurrent, passionate insistence on bounty or liberality" and "enjoying the great blessings God has promised to liberality to the poor.
Against those who attempt to force "a tight and awkward carapace of definition over humankind, and to try to trim the living creature to fit the dead shell," Robinson envisions an ethic of "radical openhandedness," unabashedly grounded in a Christian worldview, based on a "haunting solicitude for the vulnerable" among us--a notion of social justice and liberality based on our obligations to one another, what she calls "humane imagination for the integrity and mystery of other lives.
Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavour of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing - don't do it), prayer, meditation and one well-selected resolution.
Scholars said the Buddhist way of life was one of simplicity, generosity, contentment and liberality.
This has been brought about by a combination of insufficient prison places, the collapse of decent morals and principles, and 13 years of bleeding heart, puerile liberality administered by a left-wing Labour disgrace.
This prudence integrates both Judeo-Protestant thrift in saving money and Aristotelian liberality, the judicious use of money.