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" A basic insecurity plagues conservatives today,

by Ziks511 / March 18, 2005 2:00 AM PST

a fear that their reign will be short or a gnawing doubt about their legitimacy."

Once an unreliable professor meant an anarchist or communist; now it includes Democrats. Soon it will be anyone to the left of Attila the Hun. Second, the charges do not (so far) come from government committees investigating un-American activities but from conservative commentators and their student minions. A series of groups such as Campus Watch, Academic Bias and Students for Academic Freedom enlist students to monitor and publicize professorial conduct. Third, the new charges are advanced not against but in the name of academic freedom or a variant of it; and, in the final twist, the new conservative critics seem driven by an ethos that they have adopted from liberalism: affirmative action and a sense of victimhood, which they officially detest.

And I thought I was the only one who felt this way.

Rob Boyter

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by Evie / March 18, 2005 9:26 PM PST

Shhhhhh ... don't tell anyone, it's the left in an absolute panic these days!!

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by Chorus-Line A1-QMS / March 18, 2005 9:41 PM PST

it's more like threatened than insecurity in my opinion.

Perhaps their persuasive tactics are becoming less appealing.


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Wishful thinking of the highest degree!
by EdH / March 18, 2005 9:46 PM PST

I don't consider myself a Conservative but I am definitely not a Liberal. Liberalism as it has been known for decades is on its way out. Soon to be kaput. No more. Expired. Obsolete.

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Well you're right about it being my wishful thinking anyway.
by Ziks511 / March 19, 2005 6:40 AM PST

Old style liberalism with its cherishing of diversity and a broad spectrum of opinions still seems a grand ideal to me. I just don't buy what I am being told Liberalism is by those who hate it. Why trust the opinion of someone intent on the destruction of the very thing they're defining? They have no reason to be truthful fair or accurate.

Rob Boyter

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