Question of the Day

Yesterday, Isopluvial asked in comments: "Suppose a conservative had a change of heart, and wanted to understand just what 'liberal' means, beyond a laundry list of programs that the new administration will implement. Is/are there book(s), blog(s), or site(s) that people here would feel would accurately and fairly represent current liberal philosophy?"

So: What do you recommend, Shakers?

I'd say pick up auto/biographies, memoirs, and/or diaries of people as different from you as you can find. I have always been a voracious reader of such books, since I was a kid, and I can say with absolute sincerity that a genuine appreciation for other people's experiences leads one quite naturally to an understanding of the basic tenets of liberalism. Ditto blogs. Make an effort to read people Not Like You.

Fill your head with thoughts you've never had before, and would never have on your own. It's exhilarating.

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