The Moderate Voice comments on American vs. European Liberalism:
A couple of days ago, an American commenter asked me why I kept on referring to –liberals” as –progressives”. I explained that what is called –liberalism” in America these days is, in many ways, the opposite of what is called –liberalism” in Europe. In short, the term –liberalism” kept its meaning here, while it changed in America. Because I am a proud European liberal, I do not like to call American progressives ‘liberals’: I believe that the term liberal has been raped in the U.S. and continues to be raped every single day.
The use of “Liberal” in US politics is something that used to drive me nuts. But, like many forms of nuts, I finally just gave in and went with it. I know that today’s Liberal is not a true Classic Liberal, but I guess I don’t think it’s worth trying to argue.
Free Frank Warner, on the other hand, makes sure everyone knows he’s a real Liberal…