Tag: liberalism

Justin Trudeau’s Victory in Canada and Its Lesson for Center-Left Parties Worldwide: Win By Going Progressive, Keynesian Bold and Ditching Third Way’s Austere Fiscal Conservatism

Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau’s seismic landslide victory over Stephen Harper and the Conservatives this past Monday offers a critical lesson for center-left parties around the world: it’s time to finally bury, once and for all, the timidity of austere neoliberal third way economics and embrace bold, progressive (and pro-growth) Keynesianism. For much of their…

Clinton and Sanders: Two Theories of Change—And Why Both Will Be Critical for Post-Obama Liberalism in an Era of Conservative Hyper-Obstruction

The contrasting theories of change offered by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be crucial for the furtherance of post-Obama liberalism and effective progressive governance in an age of nihilistic hyper-obstructionism by the GOP. If there’s one big takeaway from the Democratic debate last week is that the two leading candidates to be the party’s…

Why Liberalism-as-Snark’s Condescending Sneers Toward Trump Supporters are Woefully Misplaced

The liberalism-as-snark’s condescending sneers toward Trump supporters are woefully misplaced. And why liberals and progressives, more than anyone else, should understand the animating drive galvanizing those supporting Trump.One of the most troubling aspects with some online elements that pass for liberalism or progressivism these days is an attitudinal condescension, at best, or mocking contempt, as worst,…