Tag Archives: Individualism

Skeptic Magazine: Michael Shermer- Interviewing Cass R. Sunstein: On Freedom

Source:The New Democrat “In addition to discussing his book Sunstein and Shermer talk about what it was like to work in the Obama administration, the issue of free will and determinism in the context of his theory of libertarian paternalism … Continue reading

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Americans United: ‘We Are Americans United’- For Separation of Church and State

Source: The New Democrat From Wikipedia “The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prevents Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, the freedom … Continue reading

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Skeptic Magazine: Michael Shermer Interviewing Amy Alkon- ‘Unfuckology: A Field Guide To Living With Guts and Confidence’

Source: The New Democrat I’m with Michael Shermer on this starting out in this interview where he says he doesn’t know why publishers bleep cuss words in titles of books and or bleep one letter in the title of the … Continue reading

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The Economist: Liberalism- Where Did it Come From and Are its Days Numbered?

Source: The New Democrat On this overcast, ugly, cool Memorial Day in the nations capital just outside of Washington, I thought as we celebrate as a country the lives of the people who died for our freedom, I would explain … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Opinion- Sheri Berman: ‘ Some Argue That The West Should Limit Democracy To Save Liberalism: Here’s Why They’re Wrong’

Source: The New Democrat America and to a certain extent Europe, has a long history of subsidizing authoritarian regimes in the Middle East and Africa (specifically) for their own national interests. The thinking being that if they don’t subsidize these … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Ishaan Tharoor- U.S. Democrats Are Embracing The Term Liberal: What it Means to be a Liberal

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: The Washington Post: Ishaan Tharoor- U.S. Democrats Are Embracing The Term Liberal: What it Means to be a Liberal If you’re someone who believes in the U.S. Constitution, at least … Continue reading

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USA Today: Opinion: Qanta Ahmed- Islamism’s Double Pronged Assault on Liberal Democracy

Source: This post was originally posted at The New Democrat: USA Today: Opinion: Qanta Ahmed- Islamism’s Double Pronged Assault on Liberal Democracy Islamism, from ISIS and other groups, is not just and assault on American and Western values, but its … Continue reading

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Mal Partisan: O.A.R.- Liberalism: The Philosophy of Individual Rights & Freedom

Source: The New Democrat I’m a Liberal and when I hear the term ‘Modern Liberal’ today it makes me a little angry. Because today’s so-called ‘Modern Liberals’ would be called Socialists in any other country. Because they have a collectivist view … Continue reading

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Marilyn Monroe: It’s My Life- Living Life to the Fullest

Source:The New Democrat Marilyn Monroe is not known for saying many intelligent things. Not saying she was dumb or anything because I believe the opposite is true but how she presented herself in a lot of ways gave a lot … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Issac Chotner- Ross Douhat Column on Young People: Individualism and Liberalism

The New Republic: Opinion- Issac Chotner- Ross Douhat Column and Young People This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat This blog talks a lot about labels, especially what they mean in politics.  Thus, when I read a column … Continue reading

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