Reclaiming the politics of freedom

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April 11, 2011
The Nation
by Corey Robin  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"[C]onservative ideas have dominated American politics for thirty years. The centerpiece of that dominance is the notion that the market equals freedom and government is the threat to freedom. ... One reason for the dominance of this idea is that since the ’70s, liberals and leftists have misidentified the source of conservatism’s appeal. ... Instead of confronting the allure of the free market, as conservatives understand it, liberals have tried to co-opt the discourse of traditional values." [editor's note: This is surprisingly well-considered, in spite of its statist agenda - SAT] (04/11/11)  

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