If Liberals Knew Themselves Better, Conservatives Might Like Them Better

20 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2017  

Date Written: February 4, 2017

Abstract

The standard liberal positions on free speech, religious neutrality, and atheism all reflect their religious origins. Because American secular liberalism and American religious conservatism have a common ancestor, it is possible for liberals to describe aspirations that have more in common with the religious, and thus more rhetorical power, than the arguments that they now tend to offer.

Keywords: Liberalism, Free Speech, Religious Liberty

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Koppelman, Andrew, If Liberals Knew Themselves Better, Conservatives Might Like Them Better (February 4, 2017). 20 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1201 (2017); Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 17-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2911912

Andrew M. Koppelman (Contact Author)

Northwestern University School of Law ( email )

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