Public intellectual and contrarian curmudgeon Thomas Sowell has posted four consecutive columns entitled, "Preserving the Liberal Vision." For those who think that "liberal" (allowing, creating and preserving freedom for all people) equals "leftist" or "socialist," Sowell provides the antidote.
We won't presume to summarize or excerpt these masterful essays by a master essayist. We will simply link them for our gentle readers' edification:
Here is part one.
And part two.
And part three.
And part four.