Time for ‘Liberals’ and ‘Progressives’ to Get New Labels

By August 15, 2012

by Bruce Thorton

FrontPage Magazine


We need to find a new label for the ideology espoused by leftist Democrats. "Liberal" doesn't accurately describe the party of blinkered intolerance, fanatical certainty, and an eagerness to destroy freedom in order to achieve some dubious utopia. "Progressive" is more historically accurate for ideas that go back to a movement that started in the late 19th century. But it still suggests that lefties are the party of improvement and the future, when in fact they are reactionaries recycling failed ideas about as au courant as a Nehru jacket and a puka-shell necklace...