Air America finds it's way to Boston

Garrett Wollman
Fri Oct 1 12:31:23 EDT 2004

<<On Fri,  1 Oct 2004 11:41:42 -0400 (EDT), "Bob Nelson" <> said:

> I had thought that liberals had adopted the word "progressive"
> after Reagan, Bush I, and Limbaugh demonized the word "liberal"
> in the 80s and early 90s ("the L-word").

It would be more accurate to say that progressives adopted the word
"liberal", after the end of the last war.  Prior to that, "liberal"
meant what we now call "libertarian": free trade, minimal government
interference with business or social causes, etc.

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