Re: Liberalism (was Molding the Ideal Islamic Citizen)

On Sep 19, 2007, at 9:25 AM, Yoshie Furuhashi wrote:

The United States government, independent of which party is in power, is more substantially based on the principles of political liberalism than governments of continental Europe, to say nothing of Iran or Cuba. Generally speaking, English-speaking countries like the USA, the UK, and Canada tend to have governments closer to ideal-typical political liberalism — and therefore more freedom in civil society and less generous welfare states

Yes on the economic liberalism, but civil liberties? We’ve got more
people in jail and a less vigorous press than most other Northern

It’s the same strong adherence to the principles of political liberalism that has created a polity in the USA that lets you freely open BDSM clubs or KKK chapters or sex toy stores or other businesses and associations in the private sector;

Ever been to Amsterdam? Rudy closed down a lot of our sex shops in
NYC, which used to be the embodiment of American liberalism.

I welcome this nonsense, since you’re doing a fine job of
discrediting yourself.


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