My take on American liberalism would come from an extensive chapter by Arnold Toynbee entitled, Schism in the Soul - evidence of a civilization in disintegration (the anti-thesis of a civilization in its growth phase, hence no creative aspects to it). That's why I'm reluctant to call it an ideology. It's a symptom of an underlying malady. Because Toynbee is difficult to read for many, here's some recent takes by others who have studied Toynbee. This one is particularly amusing.
I first started reading Toynbee's Volume, Disintegration of Civilizations from which this chapter appears in 1978. Not only was it a welcome relief of the Hollywood values tripe society, culture, and educational system was inundated with, it specifically addressed the hangover from the Great Society programs we were experiencing in that day. I never tire of re-reading it, and can indeed often forecast American liberalism's next move.RobSThe coup plotters won, for now 02:30, 10 May 2017 (EDT)
- RobSmith, thanks for sharing that. It was interesting and enlightening.
- Please feel free to change the article as much as you want. And long term, I am guessing you will probably be following American politics more than me. Lately, I have decided to just look at a few significant trends as far as politics as they appear to be very predictive.Conservative (talk) 02:56, 10 May 2017 (EDT)