The Three Languages of Politics

Here’s an interesting article by the Adam Smith Institute. The book “The Three Languages of Politics” has this to say:

The three languages are based on three different ways of thinking about problems. Progressives, says Kling, see political problems as being conflicts between oppressors and the oppressed; conservatives as between barbarism and civilization; libertarians as between coercion and freedom. These ideologies cannot be boiled down to these three things, but the rhetoric used by their adherents often can be.

It’s something I sort of already knew, but it’s always interesting when somebody puts words on it and analyzes it further.

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