Essay: A Whig in the White House: Daniel P. Moynihan

LBERALISM is a fractured philosophy: that is one of the LBERALISM is a fractured philosophy: that is one of the most obvious and most important facts about the American political scene. Conservatives or just cool pragmatists in the Nixon Administration are attacking, one by one, the most cherished liberal beliefs and programs. Both the beliefs and the programs are suddenly seen to be vulnerable because their backers clung to them too uncritically, too long, without sufficient regard for changing conditions. Close to the heart of this attack, and in a sense symbolizing it,...

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