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Letter to the editor: Dems back independent candidates

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Betty and Victor Nuovo



We have been Democrats for most of our adult life, favoring liberal and progressive programs. One of us (Betty) was instrumental in establishing the Democratic Party in Middlebury and Addison County. But we are not so dyed-in-the-wool that we would not vote for an outstanding candidate from another party, or, as in this case, Independents. We were proud to support the late great Jim Jeffords. This is one of those instances.

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Letter to the editor: Trump should be impeached

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Betty and Victor Nuovo



At a public news conference following his private meeting with the President of Russia, Mr. Putin, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, committed an act of treason.

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Letter to the editor: Nuovo missive neglected Kunin

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



In my recent letter to the Addison Independent, which was published July 2, I wrote that Betty Nuovo was the first woman to be elected to the Vermont House as a Democrat. I was mistaken. That distinction belongs to Madeline Kunin, who was also the first woman elected governor of Vermont. I apologize for this mistake.

Victor Nuovo

Middlebury

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Letter to the editor: Remember 'Kennedyites,' Lazarus

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Victor Nuovo: The lost art of compromise

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 20th and final in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

I began this series of essays confident that our nation would long endure, because it could always rely upon two institutions to sustain it, and, when needed, to serve as sure means of renewal: those institutions are the Constitution and the two-party system.

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Victor Nuovo: Coleridge and the conservative mind

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 19th in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

In this essay, I turn from Mill to Coleridge, and from liberalism to conservatism. For an account of Coleridge’s social philosophy, the best available one was written by John Stuart Mill, and I shall draw mostly from him.

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Victor Nuovo: John Stuart Mill: Of liberty and freedom

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 18th in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

What is a free society? It is one that guarantees liberty to everyone. But just what does liberty encompass?

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Victor Nuovo: Mill's work is 'clear and persuasive'

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 17th in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

What is Utilitarianism? If you’re curious, there is no better way to find out than by reading Mill’s work so titled.

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Victor Nuovo: Introducing John Stewart Mill

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

John Stuart Mill (1806–73) dominated the intellectual life of English speaking peoples during the 19th century. He and his mentor Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832) were founders of a school of social thought known as Utilitarianism, which provided a rationale for political and economic liberalism.

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Victor Nuovo: Moral pessimism and the liberal state

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of essays looking at the foundations of conservatism and liberalism.

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