Liberals, Agents of Familial Destruction

Fred Siegel's The Revolt Against the Masses

Fred Siegel’s The Revolt Against the Masses

“The Moynihan Report” produced an avalanche of hatred that can rightly be described as the closing of the liberal mind. In 1965, writing to Gunnar Myrdal, the pioneering student of race relations, a staggered Moynihan told the Swede that he had been violently “anathematized as a racist, a fascist, an authoritarian, a bourgeois, and so across the spectrum of epithets.” “Everybody,” recounted a black feminist, “wanted to cut Daniel Moynihan’s heart out and feed it to the dogs.” The new “liberalism,” noted an agonized Moynihan “couldn’t cope with the truth.” The truth was just as he had diagnosed it: For the next three decades, the ongoing agonies of the black family were accompanied by the death throes of a formerly triumphant liberalism.” The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 137.

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“Like devout Christians getting right with Jesus, liberals struggled to get right with racism. They wanted to help blacks in the worst way, and that’s just what they did.” The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 139.

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