Magazine August 12, 2019, Issue

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What Is a Classical Liberal to Do?

I have subscribed to NR since the 1970s (after WFB appeared at the University of Michigan Law School) and thus write as a friend.

I enjoy reading Charles C. W. Cooke’s writing. In “The Post-Liberals’ Incoherence” (July 8), he makes a powerful case for “classical liberalism,” including this fundamental tenet: 

Defenders of our classically liberal order such as I contend that its purpose is not to deliver endless victories to one group or another within society, but to create a framework within which people who hold markedly different conceptions of what constitutes the Highest Good can

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