Why liberals need to be vulgar
An interview with Edmund Fawcett on his book “Liberalism”
In a word, liberalism needs to become democratic again.
What is liberalism?
Not long ago liberals won the Cold War. They dominated public argument and the agenda for policy. What went wrong for them?
Liberalism devours itself by giving too much freedom and letting anti-liberals undermine it by, for example, banning certain kinds of speech.
Liberals do need to sound tougher. They need clearer, shorter, more vulgar ways to say what they stand for.