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Perhaps the secret of the classical liberalism that undergirds the free society is that it doesn't ask us to agree on a endless laundry list of priorities in order to belong to the Great Society.

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I'm inclined to think of George Orwell and F. A. Hayek at the same time. Both showed great courage in writing the truth, undaunted by the consequences awaiting them. Both valued freedom, though they understood it differently.

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In a world of heated ideological differences and partisan political conflict, it's tempting to paint our opponents as stupid and evil. We need to get past that. We need to keep learning.

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