The Liberal Identity Crisis

Source: Aaron Ross Powell
by Aaron Ross Powell

“One of the culture war’s contemporary tributaries is the conflict between establishment, older, New York Times type liberals concerned that the cultural left liberal youth have, in fact, become illiberal, and the cultural left liberal youth who lash out at those New York Times types as, in fact, right-wingers unwilling to admit it. Both sides claim the liberal label, and both sides claim that label doesn’t apply to the other side. Data scientist Allen Downey has an idea that offers a pretty compelling way to understand this disagreement. He calls it the ‘Overton Paradox.'” (05/10/24)