Liberal have a broard, general curiosity to know the why of things. Conservative have a more narrow, practical interest to know what’s in it for me — the longterm view vs. the short term view, or searchers vs. exploiters.

Indeed, Liberals explore for gold, then conservatives round up a bunch of folks they can force to dig it up.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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