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In defence of liberalism

"Our ideas have worked; they need asserting"

By Oliver Kamm  

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In the era of Brexit, Corbyn and Trump, it’s natural for us in the despised metropolitan media liberal elite to engage in soul-searching. I’ve done it and arrived at the difficult but ineluctable conclusion that I’ve been right all along. For those who support liberal-democratic internationalism, European integration, open borders and multiculturalism, this is no time for sober reflection and humility. Our ideas have worked; they need asserting.

John Maynard Keynes wrote in 1936: “The ideas of economists…

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