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Former Utne Reader senior editor Keith Goetzman on environmental issues from climate change to composting.


Will Climate Change Spell the End of Liberalism?

 by Keith Goetzman


Tags: climate change, politics, government, liberalism, liberal democracy, conservativism, socialism, environment, Keith Goetzman,

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Liberalism in the classical sense isn’t the opposite of conservativism but rather “the proposition that we’re all free to do as we please, other than to impede the freedoms of others,” writes Timothy Ferris in the Future Issue of The Oxford American:

Liberalism has been a resounding success, posits Ferris, with most Americans sharing basic classical liberal beliefs and liberal democracies comprising “nearly half of all humanity.” But one thing could be its undoing, he suggests: catastrophic climate change:

 Source: The Oxford American (article not available online), The Guardian 

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