National Affairs: A Liberal's Liberal

What does a liberal think a liberal is?

Philadelphia's efficient liberal Mayor Joseph S. Clark Jr., a distinct possibility as next year's Democratic nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, has a definition in the current Atlantic. Mayor Clark defines U.S. liberalism in bold and naked terms of government compulsion seldom heard from liberals.

"A liberal," he writes, "[is] one who believes in utilizing the full force of government for the advancement of social, political and economic justice at the municipal, state, national and international levels."

Mayor Clark, like Colin Clark (see above), believes that U.S. educators and other intellectuals are a potent force in U.S....

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