Saturday, October 17, 2020

The Abandonment of Liberalism

What unnerves those who lived under Soviet communism is this similarity: Elites and elite institutions [in the West] are abandoning old-fashioned liberalism, based in defending the right of the individual, and replacing it with a progressive creed that regards justice in terms of groups. It encourages people to identify with groups - ethnic, sexual, and otherwise - and to think of Good and Evil as a matter of power dynamics among the groups. A utopian vision drives these progressives, one that compels them to seek to rewrite history and reinvent language to reflect their ideals of social justice.

- From To Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher

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