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The Liberal Project, Wave Three: Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll


Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Dr. Charles Kesler of the Claremont Institute and the third wave of liberlism, which he calls “cultural liberalsm.”  This third wave came splish-splashing in during the Sixties.  It entailed “liberation from virtue,” and, quickly enough, identity politics.

Women’s liberatoin could not be the liberation of individual women alone.  It had to be the liberation of the sisterhood.  Individual homosexuals could not be fully liberated.  They needed the support of their peers.  So what began as individual kinds of liberation became group forms of liberation.

To learn how Woodrow Wilson and FDR begot Woodstock and free love, click here.


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