Read the manifesto of any liberal and the following ideals are typically advertised as paramount: freedom, individual liberty, a free market, and the rule of law.

Strangely though, “truth” rarely features. The reasons for this are probably complex, but it likely has to do with “truth” being a universal idea, rather than something born of a particular ideological worldview. 

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