The Mark of a Liberal: Aristocratic Pessimism and Presumption

Fred Siegel's The Revolt Against the Masses

Fred Siegel’s The Revolt Against the Masses

“If one were to pick a point at which liberalism’s reversal took hold, it might be the celebration of the first Earth Day, in April 1970.”


“Thanks in part to Earth Day’s minions, progress, as liberals had once understood the term, came to be reviled as reactionary. In its place, Nature became the totem of authenticity, a sacred realm where technology and affluence had not bleached man’s true essence out of existence. It was only by rolling in the mud of primitive practices that modern man could remove the stain of sinful science and materialism.” The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 165.


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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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