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liberalism

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a political belief stressing progress, the essential goodness of humankind, and individual freedom
  • liberalism had always claimed to stand for the greatest social good

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The first known use of liberalism was in 1816

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“Liberalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/liberalism. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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