The smug style in American liberalism

Rensin, Emmett
http://www.vox.com/2016/4/21/11451378/smug-american-liberalism

Publisher:  www.vox.com
Date Written:  21/04/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20137

The smug style in American liberalism has been growing these past decades and in 2016 it has even found expression in media and in policy, in the attitudes of liberals both visible and private.

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There is a smug style in American liberalism. It has been growing these past decades. It is a way of conducting politics, predicated on the belief that American life is not divided by moral difference or policy divergence — not really — but by the failure of half the country to know what's good for them.

In 2016, the smug style has found expression in media and in policy, in the attitudes of liberals both visible and private, providing a foundational set of assumptions above which a great number of liberals comport their understanding of the world.