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The literature of liberalism

The literature of liberalism

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THE definition of liberalism has long been the source of disagreement. The tension between its various strands—such as American progressivism, libertarianism and the classical tradition in which The Economist was founded—can seem irreconcilable. So for Open Future, an initiative aimed at sparking debate around liberal values, we aimed to build a bibliography of liberalism in…
Retired admiral who criticized Trump leaves Pentagon board

Retired admiral who criticized Trump leaves Pentagon board

William McRaven, a former U.S. Navy admiral, criticized President trump in a recent Washington Post op-ed article.  (Associated Press) A retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Usama bin Laden has resigned from a Defense Department advisory board, after criticizing President Trump's decision to revoke a former CIA director's security clearance. William McRaven,…
Teen fires arrow at cougar, saving life of her 6-year-old brother

Teen fires arrow at cougar, saving life of her 6-year-old brother

Amaya Simpson, 16, says she shot a cougar with a bow and arrow, scaring it off, just as it was about to attack her younger brother. Her father later tracked down the animal and shot it dead.  (Facebook) A teenage girl in Washington state is being credited with saving her 6-year-old brother from being attacked…
Fatal shark attack on Cape Cod is the first since 1936

Fatal shark attack on Cape Cod is the first since 1936

A twenty-six year old man was boogie boarding when he was bitten, he died of his injuries at a local hospital.
Carter Page reacts to calls to declassify FISA documents

Carter Page reacts to calls to declassify FISA documents

Lawmakers call on President Trump to declassify previously redacted sections of FISA applications; Carter Page shares his perspective on the Russia investigation on 'Justice with Judge Jeanine.'
Eric Shawn: Paul Manafort’s plea

Eric Shawn: Paul Manafort's plea

The potential impact of the Russia investigation.
A manifesto

A manifesto

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LIBERALISM made the modern world, but the modern world is turning against it. Europe and America are in the throes of a popular rebellion against liberal elites, who are seen as self-serving and unable, or unwilling, to solve the problems of ordinary people. Elsewhere a 25-year shift towards freedom and open markets has gone into…
Pope Francis summons his bishops to discuss sexual abuse

Pope Francis summons his bishops to discuss sexual abuse

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ARCHBISHOP Georg Gänswein, secretary to the last pope, once compared the impact of the sexual-abuse scandals in the Catholic Church to that of 9/11 on the secular world. In the most recent development a study commissioned by the German church, which leaked, found that more than 1,500 clergymen there had for decades been abusing minors.…
The catastrophe if another global financial crisis strikes

The catastrophe if another global financial crisis strikes

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IT IS 2020. The world economy is in a deep recession. Two years have passed since America imposed tariffs on many of its trading partners, prompting retaliation from China, Canada, the European Union and others. Negotiations to resolve differences faltered amid tensions over trade surpluses and deficits. The effects of the protectionist measures seemed modest…
The European Parliament condemns Hungary

The European Parliament condemns Hungary

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SINCE coming to power in 2010, the government of Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, has consistently disdained judicial independence, academic and media freedoms, and the rights of migrants. It has, in the view of many people, run roughshod over some of the core values of the European Union. So far, the EU has done nothing…