10 Facts About American liberalism


Essentially they espouse classical American liberalism, that is a form of democratised Whig constitutionalism plus the free market.

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Origins of American liberalism are in the political ideals of the Age of Enlightenment.

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American liberalism has been given a broader and more variegated front to defend and from which to push forward.

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Almost two decades, Cold War liberalism remained the dominant paradigm in American politics, peaking with the landslide victory of Lyndon B Johnson over Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election and the passage of Great Society legislation.

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Some of its elements were shared with embedded American liberalism, that aimed to combine benefits of free markets with some interventionist domestic policies.

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Cold War liberalism emerged at a time when most African-Americans were politically and economically disenfranchised.

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American liberalism expanded funding for liberal favorites like the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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American liberalism argues that through his Supreme Court appointments, Nixon effectively ended a decades-long expansion under United States law of economic rights along the lines of those put forward in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly.

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Classical American liberalism is a philosophy of individualism and self-responsibility with little concern for groups or sub-communities.

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American liberalism effectively combined classical liberal theory with progressive philosophy and founded the periodical The New Republic to present his ideas.

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