Aggressively Liberal

David S. Salet
Strengthening liberal pride... aggressively.
Created 22 Mar 2021
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  • Discourage Our Worst, Encourage Our Best
    07 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    In the presidential race of 1972, President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign employed the model known as the “Southern Strategy.” The strategy entailed using subliminal messaging to appeal to racis...
  • The Ease of Honesty
    03 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Mark Twain once said “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” In other words: if you don’t lie, you don’t need to waste mental energy keeping track of those lies. It’s a self-cent...
  • Do Republicans Actually Serve the Public?
    05 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 0 1
    The Republican Party was founded in the 1850s on the principle of stopping the spread of slavery to emerging American territories: they were dedicated to expanding civil rights and equality before the...
  • Intellectual Dexterity and Political Awareness
    01 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” It’s...
  • American Experiment
    04 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    On a rain-soaked Friday, May 25, 1787, a quorum of delegates met in the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia to inaugurate the Constitutional Convention and lay the foundation for their new countr...
  • Scandalous
    26 May 2021 • 2 min read • 1 1
    I try to keep this publication focused on the philosophy and overarching historical perspective of liberalism in America, but there’s been a trend that hasn’t gotten enough attention from the media th...
  • Owning Up To History
    19 May 2021 • 1 min read • 0 1
    The 1619 Project is an undertaking from The New York Times that explores the history and legacy of slavery in the United States. Its articles and essays are well-researched, well-argued, supported by ...
  • Aggressively Liberal
    12 May 2021 • 2 min read
    I’m a new resident of Montana. I moved here from Florida for the more agreeable climate, low population, and easy access to nature. I wasn’t too aware of the politics of the state—all I knew was that ...
  • The Liberal Life
    03 May 2021 • 2 min read
    If you look through history, you’ll notice that liberal forms of government have generally fostered an environment in which everyone has the opportunity to live the life they want to live, and conserv...
  • Philosophy vs. Practicality
    25 Apr 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    In the early years of his administration, President Franklin Roosevelt defended his New Deal programs by arguing “Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all m...
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