that weird feeling where i kinda agree with a bunch of left-wing criticisms of "liberals" (even if i think their definition of "liberals" is too wide), but also it makes me instantly suspicious that they'd be okay with very authoritarian/illiberal ideas.

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@devurandom I feel that most of the leftwing criticism of "liberalism" is actually aimed at neoliberalism as a justification ideology of capitalism, and it is mostly on point.
Approval of authoritarian ideas is less connected with this criticism and more the consequence of uncritical anti-imperialism and ideas of the 'revolution from the above' which is a hugely dividing topic within the leftist discourse.

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