Article: 20110501102

Title: DEFINE YOUR TERMS

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1 he running debate in Header Response about Hitler's political leanings cannot be constructive unless everyone agrees on what they mean by liberal and conser­vative. Historically, I think Hitler would
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1 he running debate in Header Response about Hitler's political leanings cannot be constructive unless everyone agrees on what they mean by liberal and conser­vative. Historically, I think Hitler would

be grouped with classical conservatives, who backed the idea of a strong and in many cases dictatorial central govern­ment such as a monarchy. As long as you were obedient, the government would take care of you. Those who subscribe to this line of thought today might be called "statists." China is to some extent run by a type of classical conservative govern­ment. But in the past century we have created new definitions, and now lib­eral progressives argue that government should regulate Happy Meals and gun ownership and intervene in the automo­bile and insurance industries. This is not done by the divine right of a king but for the "greater good."

Wilson Gulick Aurora, Colorado