Wednesday, 14 June 2006

David Warren: The Great Divide—Liberals, Conservatives, Criminals and Victims

On the difference between liberals and conservatives from The Ottawa Citizen...
the most obvious contemporary way to distinguish between a “liberal” and a “conservative” is in their views on any passing spectacle of crime and punishment. The “liberal” instinctively identifies with the criminal, the “conservative” instinctively identifies with the victim. The liberal instinctively accuses the conservative of lacking compassion, or of wanting vengeance against the criminal, with whom the liberal has identified. The conservative instinctively remembers that the criminal showed no compassion to the victim with whom he identified.
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