Michael Medved
The bitter health care debate highlights the fundamental differences between liberals and conservatives, as identified by neo-conservative thinker Norman Podhoretz. He suggests that attitudes toward America itself characterize the big divide between left and right, with the left seeking to change a perceived heritage of injustice and oppression, and the right trying to protect and reinvigorate institutions and traditions that produced freedom and prosperity.

On health care, one of the common liberal arguments demands that the USA must learn from the enlightened examples of Canada, France and Cuba, while conservatives want to defend—and improve—the freedom of choice at the heart of a medical system that beats all competitors in technological breakthroughs and personal responsiveness. The center-right wants America to lead and change the world, but the left wants the rest of the world to influence and alter America.

Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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