I have a problem with thinking liberalism is dead. I'm surrounded by liberal thought, at work and at school. So, I'm having a hard time understanding the main thought of this article. If liberalism is dying (which I am having such a hard time believing) then it's going to be really hard being in journalism for awhile. But as the article says "history doesn't end, it eddies back and forth." there will come a time where people stand up against it and change things. We are seeing that in social media. Even in china where it is banned, there are ways around the firewall, and people can share their thoughts. However, I'm also having a hard time seeing this affect the media. We have freedom of speech. That's not going to go away. Sure, I think people aren't very smart... but that's something that people, especially Americans, value...our own thoughts and our right to talk and express ourselves.
I have a hard time believing liberalism is dead. I feel like I hear something about liberalism almost anywhere I go. It may not be all that popular where we live but it sure is out there. A lot of it seems to be who your involved with and who you're around.
First off, I don't see how liberalism could die, it's part of what makes a society work, it could never die. I could see that if we went back into history how it could affect the media, where media is controlled to what we know, hence, it's what's happening right now in some cases. It affects not only the U.S but the world because we are all human beings and if we go back to communism in history then what would be left of us? In some third world countries their government is communism, but they still practice western government in some ways. So you can say history may repeat itself but it can't because of the changes whether its for good or bad, but there is truth in "history doesn't end"
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Paradoxically, as the world develops and the people are enlightened, the media and pressure become more conservative. United States was the most liberal country in the world, but it becomes turning to one of the conservative countries. For example, there are many supporters for Trump, who is one of the candidates for the presidential election. I think he is the most representative example of the truth that liberal is dead. I very agree with the article says "Liberalism demands acceptance of our human differences." and "Nothing is more important than human dignity and decency." As the world becomes to the one united global society, we should understand differences between the people and respect each other's human right.
I don't think liberalism is dying in the U.S., if anything it is becoming stronger as every race, group, and person wants to be treated equally and have equal rights. I do believe that authoritarianism is rising in places like Asia, where it will affect the media because the government will control and censor the media. But I do not see this affecting the media in the United States.
I believe "liberalism is dead" only depending on where you live and who you surround yourself with. In America, I feel like we have become so divided I feel that in some circles, especially ones that involve Donald Trump support, that liberalism is dead. However, there are other situations when I feel that liberalism is being shoved down my throat at every turn. To be honest, I don't think liberalism is dead. I do however think there is an unhealthy balance going on in the United States that can portray mixed thoughts on the subject.
I think the thought of being in an authoritative place al the time, even in media, is scary. I don't want to feel afraid to post thing on facebook, just for speaking the truth. We should be able to express ourselves freely without fear or a feeling of control all the time. Liberalism does not seem dead to me, but that is a lot from people just not being afraid to be themselves. Compared to the way the US used to be, I think people have had times when they were more opened minded than other times. It just depends on who is being talked about. I don't think that just because part of the country seems controlled means that everywhere is or has to be like that.
I don't think that liberalism will die, at least not for now in the United States. I guess you could say we changed from "classic liberalism" but I don't think it is dying anytime soon. I think if it ever were to change it would happen slowly in small ways until one day boom, and it's gone. If that makes sense. As for authoritarianism goes, I don't see this happening to the United States because of the 1st Amendment. I read articles however, from different countries saying we should be more like them in the sense of government control over media and maybe we wouldn't be so violent as a country. But I don't like that idea of loosing my freedom. I think changes are coming with the upcoming elections, but not as so drastic like the death of liberalism.
I personally don't believe liberalism is dying here in the United States because we still have our right to the first amendment. Many people are not scared to say exactly how they feel and I don't think the media is too controlled in the U.S Other countries that face major censorship of the media like China are at high risk. Liberalism is everywhere and I think it will most definitely stick round it just might have a few changes.
Liberalism is only dead in the minds of those who don't agree with it, even if it is everywhere in some form or another. Equality and general acceptance is a strong idea in today's society, especially in the U.S. I think the idea of liberalism dying just sparks the movement of other world views to rise up when they should not. The thing is, if everyone sees it as "dying" then that's not good. A lot of people believe what they hear over and over again, even if it may not be true. Of course it is less prominent in some parts of the world than others, but I don't think it is dead.