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Did 9/11 in fact "more profoundly affect" conservatives than it did liberals?

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Submitted by Jonathan Rick (United States), Mar 3, 2005 at 00:40

Dr. Pipes alleges that 9/11 "more profoundly affected" conservatives than it did liberals. I understand his point, but I would put it differently: liberals simply value civil liberties more than national security, and vice versa.
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