Logician William Ockham (1285-1349), developed what came to be known as Occam's Razor--the simplest explanation or strategy is more than likely the best one.
I regularly read critic and scholar Victor Davis Hanson's "Private Papers" and have come to realize that Mr. Hanson often uses a very sharp razor of his own to cut through liberal obfuscation. In a new post (“Civilization’s Lies”), Mr. Hanson uses his razor to dissect liberal motivation:
High Liberalism is now a psychological manifestation, by which the very rich, immune to both the realities of tough living and the hurt of high taxes, finds solace, self-worth, penance even, by sympathy for big government entitlement for the less fortunate whom they connive hourly to avoid.
Read the whole essay; it's well worth your time.