Matt Taibbi and the Liberal Apostates of the Left

Matt Taibbi, Jan 26, 2017. (Late Night with Seth Meyers/ Screenshot via Youtube) A few left-wingers are still defending liberal values such as freedom to disagree.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he adjective liberal is near, or perhaps past, the end of its run as a useful term for left-of-center thinking. So widespread is the impulse on the Left to shut down speech deemed disagreeable, that illiberalism is now among its defining features: Vehement opposition to freedom of expression, of worship, of pluralism, of tolerance, of due process, and the presumption of innocence are now rallying cries all over the progressive map. Is it progressive, though, to turn back the clock to pre-Enlightenment thinking? Progressives de nos jours seem inordinately attached to retrogression. We need a term for illiberal reactionaries of …

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