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Old 06-12-2019, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Max S. View Post
Somehow, despite growing up deep in Republican territory, I first learned about "liberal" from the video game Sid Meier's Civilization IV. In that game "liberalism" is one of many social advancements, in this case it unlocks social policies such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion. The first player to reach "liberalism" also gets a free advancement, which I usually use to discover the "economics" advancement, which in turn gives me a "great person" who I use to send my civilization into a golden age.

For those who haven't played the game, the point is that the word will always have a positive connotation in my mind.

Civ IV liberalism is classical liberalism which is different than modern liberalism.