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The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics

The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics

by Mark Lilla,
The Huffington Post, October 24, 2017

The homepage of the Republican Party features a document, “Principles of American Renewal,” which begins with the Constitution and contains policy positions on eleven political issues. In stark contrast, the Democratic Party’s homepage provides links to “People,” each of which has a text designed to appeal to a distinct identity group. “You might think,” Mark Lilla declares, “that by some mistake you have landed on the web site of the Lebanese government – not that of a party with a vision of America’s future.”

 

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