There have always been conservatives, some who defended liberals to conserve the political state as they knew it. The philosophy of the republic presumes the examination of issues from the perspectives of right and left, then arriving at a consensus solution. The current crop of radicals calling themselves conservative are just that; Radicals, not Conservatives.
Bloomberg Opinion Today: A potential irony of America’s new cold war with China is that misguided animosity toward Chinese people… to keep beating China in innovation, the U.S. must keep welcoming skilled immigrants, including from Asia, encouraging higher education and automating the workforce. Too many Americans hate all of that stuff, and if they achieve critical mass, then America could lose its status as the world’s R&D department.
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