The word ‘liberal’ existed in language long before it existed politically
A Distinct Character
Proceduralism is a commitment to rules over violence
A Separation of Powers
Classical Liberalism emphasized freedom, modern Liberalism emphasizes equability
Positive and Negative Liberty
As many people as possible should have a say over the direction their lives will take.
Openness is a two way street
Not Just One Way
Immigration does not follow the usual left-right lines that divide liberal societies
A Liberal View
To avoid the term Liberalism is to run from the past, and liberals have no reason to do so
The Many Meanings of Liberalism
The triumph of the Brexit campaign is a warning to the liberal international order
The Politics of Anger
Support for the populist right in America and parts of Europe is unparalleled since the second world war.
Populist Ideas Need Defeating
Born in an era of flux, liberalism tells us not so much what to think but more how to think.
Seven Important Temperements
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