2020-01-11 02:42:20 UTC
On Thu, 9 Jan 2020 15:51:39 -0800 (PST), ***@yahoo.com wrote:
I already tried this at alt.usage.english - no luck.
When I say "old-fashioned liberal," I'm thinking of people like Wendy
Kaminer, former board member of the ACLU and author of maybe ten
books. (She's now 70.)
From The Promiscuous Reader's blog:
This reminds me an anecdote Wendy Kaminer tells in the introduction to
her 1996 book True Love Waits. The editor of the National Review asked
her to write a book review. She protested that she's "an old-fashioned
liberal," and he reassured that it was okay, because she's "sensible."
"But you don't understand," I explained. "I believe in the welfare
state. People think I'm conservative because there are messages about
self-reliance in my work, and I value self-reliance, but I don't
expect it of children." There was a long pause. He stopped reassuring
me that I was sensible.
Offhand, though, I can't think of any well-known people who call
themselves classical liberals anymore.
So what's the difference? Thanks.
If this helps (it doesn't mention classical liberals):