The Closing of the Liberal Mind: How Groupthink and Intolerance Define the Left is a clarion call revealing how American liberalism, which for centuries fought for individual liberties such as free speech, has become intolerant of different points of view, a development that is transforming a once-vibrant liberal tradition into an illiberal force for denying people’s rights and freedoms.
Historian and Heritage Foundation Distinguished Fellow Kim Holmes explains how the closing of the liberal mind is threatening not only free speech and freedom of conscience, but also constitutional rights that at one time had been among America’s greatest causes. It is upending the very constitutional order that once was the bastion of American freedom and equality, which in the end is not only a threat to the country but to liberalism itself.
Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He oversaw the think tank’s defense and foreign policy team for more than two decades. As a historian of U.S. political movements and ideology, Holmes writes about America’s place in the world and the changing political landscape. He is also the author of Rebound: Getting America Back to Great (2013).
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Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D.