Sometimes I feel that I am not as mature as I should be. For example, when I was reading this article by David Brooks entitled “Where Are the Liberals?”, I couldn’t help thinking of a modification to the song Hugh Laurie sings in this sketch, replacing his words with “Where are the Libs?”
Yes, I know I have issues. Anyway, though, I think I know the answer to Brooks’s question “why aren’t there more liberals in America?” It is because what we call “Conservatism” today is a (sometimes tenuous) alliance between two different philosophies, Nationalism and Materialism, whereas “Liberalism” basically reduces down to one philosophy: Cosmopolitanism.
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