Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Liberalism in One Sentence

Liberalism, Cardinal Newman wrote in the 1860s [in his Apologia], “is scarcely now a party; it is the educated lay world . . . it is nothing else than that deep, plausible scepticism, which I spoke about as being the development of human reason, as practically exercised by the natural man.”

— Fritz Stern, Five Germanies I Have Known, New York, 2006, 10.



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