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    Quote Originally Posted by CEngelbrecht View Post
    (I still don't understand the Yank use of 'liberal'...)
    It can be confusing, for in my country 'Liberal' is the conservative party. In the US they sometimes refer to our brand of conservatism as 'Classical Liberal'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    It can be confusing, for in my country 'Liberal' is the conservative party. In the US they sometimes refer to our brand of conservatism as 'Classical Liberal'.
    Its not difficult. Anyone using the term 'classical liberal' is either dead or a historian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    It can be confusing, for in my country 'Liberal' is the conservative party. In the US they sometimes refer to our brand of conservatism as 'Classical Liberal'.
    Which one is your country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Which one is your country?
    Lol - he's an Aussie from 'Brissy'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    I think one should be fair about this. I do not believe Americans in general deliberately acted like arseholes in the UK post WWII. But perhaps the majority of Americans tend to be a little arrogant when overseas (if only to the extent that they expect society to be similar and have the same values as in US urban and rural centres), and the immediately post-war Europeans were dealing with not particularly well-travelled, or well-educated, soldiers who fervently believed that they had won the war single-handedly. Such people are unlikely to be subtly urbane, or self-deprecating, when dealing with people they consider their national inferiors - not even their allies.

    No apologies are necessary for the behaviour of our grandfathers, and great-grandfathers, but your attitude does you great credit.
    Agreed. Most of the soldiers were fun - it was what our puppet government was led to do that was so disgusting.

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