Aristotle-to-Ricardo-to-Hayek turn the double play way better than Plato-to-Rousseau-to-Rawls
The liberals' favorite argument is that there is no argument -- nothing uttered in opposition to liberal beliefs exists, at least nothing worthy of their intellectual engagement.
Any more, a dialogue with liberals (especially now that the Progressive Democrats are in power) comes down to (picture a guy with his fingers in his ears) "I can't hear you, la-la-la-la, whatever you just said was stupid and partisan-- you're wrong and I'm right, and shut up or I'll call you a racist, and anyway, BUSH DID IT FIRST".
This is a strong reason why conservatives are considered divisive, why liberals do not perceive media bias, and why contrary argument is greeted with condescension or derision. Much of their POV is regarded as simply "what is known," and not really an opinion.
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