Liberal and Conservative Parties Defined

Roosevelt, Franklin D.
April 1954
New Republic;4/12/54, Vol. 130 Issue 15, p10
The article focuses on matters related to liberal and conservative parties. The system of party responsibility in America requires that one of its parties be the liberal party and the other the conservative party. One great difference which has characterized this division has been that the liberal party--no matter what its particular name was at the time-- believed in the wisdom and efficacy of the will of the great majority of the people, as distinguished from the judgment of a small minority of either education or wealth.


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