Fred Siegel's The Revolt Against the Masses

Fred Siegel’s The Revolt Against the Masses

When considering the turmoil in Ferguson, look to the past for answers, not your local news media…

“The successes of the civil rights movement were made possible by an alliance between Martin Luther King and integrationist liberals who rightly insisted on a common citizenship for all Americans. Their achievements were the high point of twentieth-century liberalism. A deserved glow of virtue accompanied the efforts to desegregate America; it faded, however, in the pall cast by urban riots and the dead ends of black nationalism and multiculturalism.” The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 131.

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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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