Liberal
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
A person willing to see the other guy's viewpoint and let him do as he wishes on non-vital questions, and willing to experiment to find the solution to sociological problems. Futurians of old were at times infuriated by the apparent inability of people like Rothman and Speer to make up their minds on a point and consider it a closed subject; Ackerman came in for sharp criticism when, on grounds of tolerance, he blocked moves to end the Cosmic Circle's use of LASFS facilities. More recently some fans from the other end of the philosophical spectrum have organized things like the CCF, or flung accusations of disloyalty at most everybody left of Douglas MacArthur, and others have opposed various movements to provide FAPA with a means for ejecting undesirables on grounds of the unfairness of such actions.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
A person willing to see the other guy's viewpoint and let him do as he wishes on non-vital questions, and willing to experiment to find the solution to sociological problems. Futurians have at times been infuriated by the apparent inability of people like Rothman and Speer to make up their minds on a thing and consider it a closed subject; and Ackerman came in for sharp criticism when, on grounds of tolerance, he blocked moves to end the Cosmic Circle's use of LASFS facilities.