This dialogue between David Frum and Jonah Goldberg has been getting some attention:
Let’s bracket the “Is Obama a socialist?” question in favor of something a little less contentious. What, if anything, is the difference between a democratic socialist and an American liberal? Is it a matter of degree? Or are there some deep-seated philosophical differences between American liberals and European social democrats? I’d be interested to hear everyone – liberal and non-liberal alike – weigh in.