Ihe classical-liberal character is virtually absent, and any few elassical-liberal denizens probably keep their views at least half hidden. We venture to say that self-reinfbreing sorting mechanisms now make the discipline unapproachable by anyone who is unabashedly classically liberal.
Social democrats should reeognize classical liberalism as a venerable tradition. They should recognize that its antistatist sensibilities remain a vibrant and valuable part of the general political culture. To say that classical liberalism is underrepresented would be a vast understatement. Forbidden might be more fitting. The lack of classical liberalism, has worked to the detriment of all polticals and the public purposes that presumably should be fulfilling.