A new liberty narative, Obama’s follies, and more Debate & Politics in FTN Daily #100, Fri, Jan 27, 2017

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More than just facts

There is a post truth sales pitch for liberty. Christopher Robichaud for Niskanen Center

To save liberalism, we need to understand that political persuasion is a sales job that appeals more to aspiration and identity than truth.

Facts Aren’t Enough to Save Liberal Democracy


A “Liberaltarian” Alliance

Out of options, liberals look to libertarians for help. Brink Lindsey for Vox

In this dark and menacing environment, the liberaltarian idea is relevant again — with an entirely new sense of urgency.

Facts Aren’t Enough to Save Liberal Democracy


An inherited mess

As Barack Obama left office, he also left a world he helped to make more dangerous. Edward Lucas for CapX.

Again and again, the United States missed the story.

Facts Aren’t Enough to Save Liberal Democracy


How Trump happened

Why a working student voted for Trump. Rick Perlstein for Mother Jones

Peter knows where he stands.

Facts Aren’t Enough to Save Liberal Democracy


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