Tuesday, March 20, 2012
- Losing Our Religion
Charles Murray Arguing that the Liberty that the founders advocated amounted to a civic religion, and we're losing it.
And the subsequent discussion:
The thing I find most compelling is Miss noname from the "Center for American Progress" says that she has problems with the methodology but doesn't name them, and then thinks that the entire discussion needs to be premised first on the (undocumented) success of progressive liberalism in the Roosevelt administration. This is the kind of working backward from the desired conclusion that continues to pass for serious thinking among Liberals. And what's worse, she does this even though Murray clearly says (and the Canadian academic even mentions that he read it in the book jacket) that it's not a book about causes or solutions, only a documentation of the state of society.