Stung by its defeat in 1980, disgraced by its attempt to out-budget-cut the Republicans in 1981, the Democratic party is united in 1982 mainly in its opposition to Reagan. But beneath this tenuous unity there is ideological unease and organizational disarray. The debate (or lack of it) in the Democratic party is interesting for many reasons, not least for the light it throws on the need for a long overdue discussion on the nature of liberalism.
The principles of liberalism after World ...
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