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The end of liberalism?

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, wrote Dickens. He may as well have been writing about today. How far have we traveled in the past fifty years and how far have we lost our way! Gays can marry, a black man has become president, children have cell phones, sidewalks are paved for wheelchairs, but Christian churches denounce Israel and boycott the country, universities turn anti-Semitic, French philosophers champion jihadists, liberals are progressive and conservatives are liberal. There is simply no end to the wonders of the modern world. It is, indeed, another country. Once, back in the sixties, when James Baldwin was writing Another Country, when people were protesting the

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