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In defence of liberalism: resisting a new era of intolerance

Our public figures must rediscover the true spirit of liberty

13 June 2020

9:00 AM

13 June 2020

9:00 AM

It has become fashionable in recent years to talk of the death of liberalism. But as crowds high on the octane of generational self-righteousness rampage through major cities, the evidence mounts. The growing intolerance of freedom of thought, the inability to talk across divides, the way that most of the British establishment, police included, feels the need to pledge fealty to the cause — as though all terrified of ending up on the wrong side — points to a crisis of more than confidence.

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