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Quotes by Bill Moyers

The corporate conservatives and their allies in the political and religious right are achieving a vast transformation of American life….They are systematically stripping government of all its functions except rewarding the rich and waging war. From Bill Moyers’ keynote address … Continue reading

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Democracy versus Free Markets

Given a choice between democracy without free markets or free markets without democracy, most conservatives would gladly choose the latter. Christopher Hayes, “Who’s Afraid of Democracy?”, In These Times, May 25, 2007, quoted in What Liberals Believe, page 81, edited … Continue reading

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Democracy is Anti-Absolutist

If believers feel that their faith is trivialized and their true selves compromised by a society that will not give religious imperatives special weight, their problem is not that secularists are anti-democratic but that democracy is anti-absolutist. Ellen Willis, “Freedom … Continue reading

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