I don’t like being called a conservative. I am a classical liberal. I believe in individual liberty, free markets, a liberal education, and liberal democracy as the solutions to all of our social problems. And I am proud that these conceptual achievements are part of my cultural history. I make no excuses for my cultural heritage, and I celebrate its achievements.
But when I say I am a classical liberal, I receive blank looks and I am often confused with American liberals who are actually Democrats.
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