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A liberal interpretation

To sustain a properly functioning society we need more than just social freedoms and the free market

By Will Self   October 2018

Where liberalism meets capitalism: a Barclays float at Pride. Photo: AMER GHAZZAL/SHUTTERSTOCK, PACIFIC PRESS SERVICE/SHUTTERSTOC

Not a day goes by without further frontline despatches from the war between our established liberal ideology and the strange new realities that body-forth from the future. Taking today—the one on which I sat down to write this article—as representative, I found in my morning bulletins a report about how the US Constitution’s vaunted separation of powers—personified by Special Counsel, Robert Mueller—was leading inexorably to the indictment, and hence removal, of “rogue” President Donald…

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