24.3.04

MEDITATIONS ON WHAT WENT WRONG, from Victor Davis Hanson:
No, no, no. You see when people fail, or when they are angry, or they become afraid and confused, they always blame those who are different or successful or confident.
Professor Hanson is contemplating anti-Semitism, but the observation generalizes.
Get off this farm and meet others, learn we are just people. Live next to or marry anyone you want. We are all the same on the inside and nearly so on the outside as well.
Likewise.
The world has changed. What was once liberal is now illiberal, and the old progressivism has become mean-spirited and opportunistic. What was once idealistic is seen as calculating.
The essay gets a bit over the top in places, but read it and understand it. (Via Power Line.)

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