Matthew Flaming

Matthew Flaming's short fiction and essays have appeared both online and in print. More of his book reviews can be found on Word Riot ( and his home on the web is For money he works in the software industry in the Pacific Northwest. You can email him at

From Liberty Cabbage to Freedom Fries

Or: The Ethical Crisis of the Contemporary American Left Like many twenty-something liberals, I suppose, until the fall of 2001 when the advent of the War on Terror put a final end to any lingering vestiges of the Long Boom, my political ethics were largely a matter of faith. Raised by moderate parents and educated

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