How Did Liberalism Become a Dirty Word?
Henry Wismayer

I think it’s a lot more visceral than that — and in a different direction. For those of us who grew up during the Cold War, liberalism leads to socialism, which leads to communism — the root of all evil. Add in those who were raised by the Greatest Generation — people like my parents who were kids during the Depression and young adults during WWII — and you’re adding an antithetical worldview that says you and only you are responsible for paying your way. I think a lot of pundits are missing this visceral resistance to collectivism.

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