The Authoritarian Left

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The Authoritarian Left

Post by ed » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:34 pm

Michael Anton, who seems to be a serious guy, wrote this review of 6 books by liberals. His writing is not turgid and it is worth a skim if not a real read.

I'm curious to know what y'all think (my southern roots are showing :oops: )

https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/w ... -stand-up/
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Re: The Authoritarian Left

Post by Giz » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:03 pm

The dying of organized religion in the west* doesn't mean that the religious /crusading/inquisitorial impulse has gone. It just means that it manifests in a different garb. [Rimshot] but it's the same old bad habit [end rimshot].



* except for the peaceful one.

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Re: The Authoritarian Left

Post by Skeeve » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:18 pm

ed wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Michael Anton, who seems to be a serious guy, wrote this review of 6 books by liberals. His writing is not turgid and it is worth a skim if not a real read.

I'm curious to know what y'all think (my southern roots are showing :oops: )

https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/w ... -stand-up/
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Re: The Authoritarian Left

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:12 pm

What seems to be new is not that there is an authoritarian left, but that they seem to have chased the other kind of left off the field.

I see this as helping the right wing by making them the only alternative.
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