What's Left? What's Right?
B.K. Marcus performs the near-impossible on his blog today. He summarizes in a totally understandable way the differences between liberal and conservative, Left and Right, in their original and now-forgotten 18th and 19th century forms (as opposed to their corrupted 20th and 21st century definitions).
His post is a must for those who ask how I -- a fierce supporter of laissez-faire and free markets -- can call myself a "Left Libertarian, with roots in the liberal tradition." You'll find B.K.'s post right here.