I am a liberal but not a progressive. I do not believe that history takes a side or bends towards justice. I view notions of collective guilt and redemption as 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 would not cut it as a conservative (at least, not the Republican variety). 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.