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Old August 09, 2019, 13:04   #3
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Originally Posted by jeffrey View Post
I suspect your auto-fill/auto-correct is responsible for two typos in the first quote. It should be "an", not "and", and it should be "latter", not "latest".

Nitpicky on my part maybe, but you really ought to proof read your stuff especially when quoting others.

More importantly, you misinterpreted that quote. He despised the professional politician, not the liberal politician. Even as recently as the '40s, "liberal" did not mean what you think it means now.
The typos were caused by me; I have no typing skills whatsoever and could not cut-n-paste off the book.

About the interpretation, I believe the parallelism he was drawing is advanced liberal politician vs professional liberal politician (see https://books.google.com/books?id=DVVffTwVVy4C&dq="lowest+form+of+politician"&q=lowest+form+of+politician#v=snippet&q=lowest form of politician&f=false). And, I do agree "liberal" and other terms have changed their meanings a lot throughout the years.
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