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I don't get this niceness aspect that is often associated with liberalism. Well, to be exact, with the real existing liberalism - unlike pretty much all the other ideologies liberalism is seen as practice, not as an abstract ideology, and as a practice it is then compared with ideologies, with those ideal laboratory cases of rich human imagination. And in any case liberalism is not nice: it's hard, it's nonsentimental, it's detached, empirical, unemotional. Liberty is an empty thing, an emptiness, just a preliminary first step away from outright barbarism. And that step has been paid for with blood - it has been taken from unimaginable hardships and brutalities and injustices. Not for capital, not for the highest return for investment, but for the primitive ignorance and brutality of human history to be ended.