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What Do the Words ‘Liberal’ and ‘Conservative’ Mean To You?

In this excerpt from page 250 of Camille Paglia's Sex, Art, and American Culture the provocative thinker proclaims the dichotomy dead since the boomers killed it in the '60s.

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April 17, 2014 - 2:00 pm

"The problem of the last 20 years is that people think that 'liberal' and 'conservative' mean something." - Camille Paglia in 1991, page 250 of Sex, Art, and American Culture

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Liberal and conservative don't have any meaning.

To be Manichean about it, the two camps are Feudalism, which believes in the State over the individual and the Enlightenment, which believes in the individual over the State.

Details can get fuzzy and lines can be blurred, but that's it.
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I agree with Camille -- they no longer really mean anything.
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