American Political Definitions....help! 991
The meanings do vary rather a lot inside the EU too. Don't even try in Russia.
Yes, funny how the fundamentalist left-wing Christians disappeared from the political field between 1910 and 1945 all over ;-) Note that a lot of them were anti-violence fundies which most of the current fundies aren't.
Why Was: US Military Dead during Iraq War 992
I was talking about the mbuttive defense contracts related to conduct of the war, along with related economic boons to some large American engineering, consulting and investment firms. My point about Kennedy was that Eisenhower...
(We still have some but mostly they keep quiet.)
There seem to have been serious attempts at that, by several people, within the last couple of years. But it's politics and therefore unclear almost by definition.
The more general (and literal) meaning would be someone who believes in maintaining the present state of affairs. The devil is in the details, like whether the "present state of affairs" is as per reality, or as perceived by the general public, or as perceived by ... or even an idealized vision of what it should be. Gets fun when it's the latter and doesn't really match the reality nor what the general public perceives.
The more common kind of liberals (as of old) were the ones who were for civil liberties, equal votes, and all such - and just about all of them were against control by someone, hence the name. Most of their original goals have been achieved in most of the "Western" countries, at least at some point...
Yes, that does mean that in several countries liberals started as anti-conservatives, then gradually got their way, and ended up as conservatives.
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