Disclosure! Danish Prime Minister Admits to Liberal Views!

I was surfing Facebook this morning and happened upon the Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s profile. As you may know a Facebook profile can contain your political view which you select from a list ranging from “very liberal”, “liberal”, and “moderate”, to “conservative”, and “very conservative”. Which is all very confusing for a Dane since these terms reflect an American reality. In Danish “liberal” refers to Classical liberalism. Only. Which is why Anders Fogh choses that option and should be…if Facebook was speaking Danish. But on Facebook “liberal” is used as an adjective referring to the left or social democratic (right?). Which means that a lot of my left-wing friends describe themselves as liberal on Facebook. Together with our right-wing prime minister it turns out. Yay!

Anders Fogh as Communist Superman

😀

/anna

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One Response to Disclosure! Danish Prime Minister Admits to Liberal Views!

  1. mostlyopera says:

    I suppose this goes to proof that English is not Fogh Rasmussen´s strongest point. I would normally describe his views as centre-right/or conservative to English-speaking friends.

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