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‘Up from Illiberalism’

What is “illiberalism” and should we worry about it? Yoram Hazony wrote an essay in the Wall Street Journal the other day denying that there is any such thing as illiberalism. It is, to borrow a phrase from Pat Buchanan, just a cuss word of the elite. At Bloomberg View, I take up the question and reach a different answer.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.