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John T. Flynn: Liberal

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October 12, 2010

Flynn was a liberal - a classical liberal. He held to the delusion that the state can be reformed. Wide differences existed on just what state coercion was permissible. Liberals did see that any government interference menaced freedom, but intervention was believed to increase security. A stateless society terrified liberals. A community without rulers was an unknown to them.

Flynn gradually became more libertarian, more individualist. He was considered a member of the old right, while never being on the right.

 


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