Sina, a fantastic post as always. I confess as well, to being a liberal. The precepts of liberalism are essential, almost natural to me. Pluralism, diversity, due process, compromise -- yes, yes, yes & yes. But as an ideology under attack on many fronts - fundamentalist movements, the radical left, libertarianism, biopolitics -- can it be saved through itself? In the US, for example, where I am from: Can a diversity which includes the Koch brothers and the compromise which takes us ever closer to a libertarian, cult of the self-society prevail? If they can't, how can liberals save what they love without resorting to means they reject?