For John, BLUF: Strangely, the Democrats stole and distorted the name Liberal, but are really just Progressives. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Mr Jonah Goldberg, writing in The National Review, gives us "Just Because Trump Is ‘Anti-PC’ Doesn’t Mean We Should Celebrate His Vulgarity".
Yes, The National Review has been a little on the anti-Trump side of things. Mr Goldberg takes a little while to warm to his topic, but he does well at it.
The thing that caught my attention in the article was his discussion of Progressivism, which appear a little over 100 years ago and its sub-factor, Eugenics (and other things♠). He was referencing a recent review of Professor Thomas Leonard’s Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics and American Economics in the Progressive Era. Mr Goldberg, of course, saw it as a more scholarly followup to his own book, Liberal Fascism. The discussion of the book review is a quick way to see that not everything that came down the pike as Progressivism was good for the nation or good for the individual citizen.♥
Mr Ed Driscoll posted on this at the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Like the minimum wage, designed, at the time, to force out minorities and small shop owners.
♥ By the way, while avoiding, by and large. the label Progressive, Democrats have claimed and warped the term Liberal. I think Mr Rush Limbaugh, and others, should reclaim "Liberal" for the Republicans and stick the Democrats with "Progressive", good and hard, to partially quote Columnist H. L. Mencken.