I am a liberal but not a progressive. I doubt history takes a side or has any discernible purpose. I think that notions of collective guilt and redemption are inherently authoritarian. And I refuse to progress beyond liberal values, like freedom of speech and due process for the accused.
At the same time, I am still something of a social democrat. So, I am not sure I have a political home in contemporary America.
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are my own and not those of my employer.