There are two kinds of liberalism. A liberalism which is always, subterraneously authoritative and paternalistic, on the side of one's good conscience. And then there is a liberalism which is more ethical than political; one would have to find another name for this. Something like a profound suspension of judgment.
Roland Barthes (1915–1980), French semiologist. repr. In Discourses: Conversations in Postmodern Art and Culture, ed. Russell Ferguson, et al. (1990). interview with Bernard-Henri Lévy, in Art and Text, no. 8 (1977).