Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Power-Mad Utopians

 What happens in politics when one major party, or a major faction in both parties, commits itself to doomed utopian projects of social and economic engineering and seeks to capture and use government to impose its vision from above? In such cases ordinary political consensus and compromise become irrelevant. What is needed, in such cases, is the broadest possible coalition to defeat the mad and impossible schemes of these utopians.

- Michael Lind, writing in Tablet magazine, on "The Power-Mad Utopians"

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