“It is widely acknowledged that Wiley has a liberal bent…”-—————————————————————————-
Hmm…in this world of absolute, simplistic labels, let’s see what the dictionary has to say about that…
liberal |ˈlib(ə)rəl|adjective1 open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values
• favorable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms
• (in a political context) favoring maximum individual liberty in political and social reform :
• Theology regarding many traditional beliefs as dispensable, invalidated by modern thought, or liable to change.
2 [ attrib. ] (of education) concerned mainly with broadening a person’s general knowledge and experience, rather than with technical or professional training.-———————————————————————