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