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Obama And Brown’s Gentry Liberalism

by | 10th, June 2009

darling-to-repay-service-charges Gentry Liberalism

Here is a highly thought-provoking article in Forbes magazine about the phenomenon it refers to as “gentry liberalism” a term designed to capture the mindset of the sort of person who has voted for New Labour in the UK and Mr Obama’s Democrats in the US. It is, of course, such a shame that the word liberalism has been bent out of shape to mean something rather different, but the underlying logic of the article is hard to contest.

Of course, Mr Obama has a while yet in power, but if I were one of his campaign managers, I’d look at the massacre of left-of-centre parties in Europe with a certain amount of forboding. He’s not invincible, not at all – Samizdata

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