Twilight of the Liberal Right

Twilight of the Liberal Right
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July 28, 2020 at 06:34AM
via My Reading List: Unread https://nytimes.com/2020/07/27/opinion/anne-applebaum-twilight-of-democracy.html?smid=tw-share

«But I think she’s working from a mistaken premise about what once constituted conservatism. Liberal democracy per se was never the animating passion of the trans-Atlantic right — anti-Communism was. When the threat of Communist expansion disappeared, so did most of the right’s commitment to a set of values that, it’s now evident, were purely instrumental.»