Monthly Archives: April 2014

David Croly, Another Intellectual Pillar of Liberalism…

“David Croly, a sexual reformer who believed that copulatory repression bred social disorder, was a founding member of the Church of Humanity, an institution dedicated to propagating the ideas of French sociologist Auguste Comte. David Croly’s wife, known professionally as … Continue reading

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The Primary Source of Liberal Presumptiveness

“The American thinkers who did the most to carve out the enduring assumptions and mental gestures that streamed into liberalism as an ideology were Herbert Croly, editor and co-founder The New Republic, and Randolph Bourne, a spirited young prophet full … Continue reading

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Liberal Progress = The Destruction of Monogamy, Faith in God, and Respectability

“At the turn of the twentieth century, Wells set forth the two central tropes of liberalism: a sense of superiority and a claim on the future. Liberals thought themselves smarter than other people because they had seen through the supposed … Continue reading

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The Overintellectualizing Liberal Mindlessness Of The Left

“…liberalism was created by intellectuals and writers who were rebelling absent the failings of the rising middle class. They had a quarrel with the industry, immigration, and economic growth that produced unprecedented prosperity in the United States. They recoiled at … Continue reading

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Inside the Liberal Mind

“After the government-driven failures and excess of the past forty years, liberalism has become an ugly blend of sanctimony, self-interest, and social connections. When the editor-in-chief of the popular liberal website Slate, frustrated with opposition to Obama’s expansion of the … Continue reading

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The history of the liberal establishment is one of endless failure…

“It was in the 1960s that liberals, even more than conservatives, laid siege to the social-solidarity heritage of the New Deal. In the name of good causes such as opposition to racism and the war in Vietnam, post-New Deal upper-middle-class … Continue reading

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Reflections of Liberal Bipolar Disorder

“Neither the failure of the environmental apocalypse to arrive nor the steady improvement in environmental conditions over the last forty years has dampened the ardour of those eager to make hair shirts for others to wear.”  *** “Gentry liberals ─ … Continue reading

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