Tag Archives: Liberal Society

Danielle Allen: ‘Equality in the Declaration of Independence’

Source:Amazon– Danielle Allen’s book about the Declaration of Independence. “The following text is excerpted from Our Declaration: A Reading of the ­Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2014) by Danielle Allen, UPS Foundation Professor in the … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs: Opinion- Lane Kenworthy- “America’s Social Democratic Future”: America’s Liberal Democratic Future

Foreign Affairs: Opinion- Lane Kenworthy- America’s Social Democratic Future This post was originally posted at The New Democrat The Affordable Care Act even though health insurance won’t be expanded to all Americans even when fully implemented and that is one … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Michael Kazin: ‘JFK’s Assassination Made Governing Harder’

Source: The New Democrat There were columns and blog posts written about a month ago talking about why there hasn’t been a liberal version of the Tea Party movement. Which is something I believe Liberal Democrats need if we ever want … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs: Francis Fukuyama- ‘The Future of History: Can Liberal Democracy Survive the Decline of the Middle Class’

Source:Foreign Affairs– welcome to Washington. “Something strange is going on in the world today. The global financial crisis that began in 2008 and the ongoing crisis of the euro are both products of the model of lightly regulated financial capitalism … Continue reading

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Colgate University: ‘Liberal Democracy and Its Limits’

Source:Slide Share– the real liberalism. “As a regime type, liberal democracy is defined in terms of its limits – respect for personal freedom; reliance on market mechanisms; governance through the rule of law, articulated through representative government, responsive to the … Continue reading

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Economist’s View: Opinion- Ezra Klein: ‘No One Really Believes in Equality of Opportunity’: What Equality of Opportunity is

Source: Economist’s View: Opinion- Ezra Klein: ‘No One Really Believes in Equality of Opportunity’. I do not want this post to be very partisan lets say ideologically because Liberals and so-called not really Progressives tend to be Democratic. And yes they … Continue reading

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Durham University: Video: Professor Conor Gearty: Liberty and Security For All

Durham University: Video: Professor Conor Gearty: Liberty and Security For All If you want to know what I think about the War on Terror. Here are a few quotes that I’ll give you and that should give a pretty good … Continue reading

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Professor Noam Chomsky: ‘On Liberalism, Freedom & Democracy’

Source:AZ Quotes– Professor Noam Chomsky talking about capitalism and what he calls libertarian socialism. Source:FRS FreeState  “I think it is useful to set up as a framework for discussion four somewhat idealized positions with regard to the role of the … Continue reading

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Learn Liberty: Pavel Yakolev- What Are The Limits of Liberal Democracy?

Source:Learn Liberty– Pavel Yakolev, talking about freedom and democracy. Which aren’t the same things. Source:FRS FreeState  “People often associate freedom with electoral democracy. According to Prof. Pavel Yakovlev, the freedom to vote is an inherently limited tool for fostering a … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: President John F. Kennedy- 1963 Address on Civil Rights

Source:CSPAN– President John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) addressing the nation about civil rights in 1963. Source:FRS FreeState “President John F. Kennedy’s Civil Rights Address” From CSPAN When I think of how Democrats should be and this is going to sound real … Continue reading

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