Wednesday, September 28, 2005

 

Let's Get This Straight

The opposite of Liberal is not Conservative. The opposite of conservative is Progressive. The opposite of liberal is Authoritarian.

"The term authoritarian is used to describe an organization or a state which enforces strong and sometimes oppressive measures against those in its sphere of influence, generally without attempts at gaining their consent and often not allowing feedback on its policies.

"In an authoritarian state, citizens are subject to state authority in many aspects of their lives, including many that other political philosophies would see as matters of personal choice. There are various degrees of authoritarianism; even very democratic and liberal states will show authoritarianism to some extent, for example in areas of national security." (Wikipedia)




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