The Liberal/Conservative Trap

Dear Young Scholars of AP Lang:

Some words of warning as you bring forth your Columnist Profiles:

Be careful when using terms like liberal or conservative.  They are relative and have little (or no) analytical value without very specific context.  To wit, the word “warm“:  for someone who has a chill, warm feels hot; for someone who has a fever, warm feels cold.  You must define [insert columnist] liberalism or conservatism, precisely. Simply saying [insert columnist] is a liberal WILL BE A HEAVY DEDUCTION.

Consider the following article mandatory reading before you begin writing (it will help):

Who is really radical? 

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