Monday, February 06, 2017

If Liberals Knew Themselves Better, Conservatives Might Like Them Better

Andrew Koppelman

The standard liberal positions on free speech, religious neutrality, and atheism all reflect their religious origins. Because American secular liberalism and American religious conservatism have a common ancestor, it is possible for liberals to describe aspirations that have more in common with the religious, and thus more rhetorical power, than the arguments that they now tend to offer.

I develop this argument in a new piece in the Lewis and Clark Law Review, available here.

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