"Post-liberals" and the mainstream alike believe we live in a liberal society, but the truth is we don't, and haven't for a long time.

From a perspective quite different from my own, Nulle Terre Sans Seigneur lays it out in a most enjoyable and fascinating blog post:

Image is George Romney's portrait of the lovely Emma Hamilton as Cassandra.

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Fundamentally "post-liberals" need to understand they've already won; liberalism rotted from within from the mid 19th century and was repudiated in 1914. Libertarians, the heirs of the liberals, need to understand that there is no free society to conserve; it must be built anew.

Image is George Romney's portrait of Emma Hamilton as St. Cecelia.

As I have blogged about previously, post-liberalism is an echo of the authoritarianism of the status quo, a blind alley for seekers of a genuine alternative, liberatory or otherwise.

Read what's still my definitive blog post on the topic:

This post's featured image is Alexandre Cabanel's "Echo".

One fact I learned from that post is that the birth date and even birth *year* of Paul M. Birdsall, a historian important enough to be the namesake of a prominent prize, is unknown. And it's not like he's some ancient figure from before the bureaucratic age; he died in 1970. 😮

Image is George Romney's portrait of Emma Hamilton as a Bacchante.

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