The Politics of Dystopia
Why right and left both fear that liberal proceduralism might not be enough.
Ross Douthat says, "The crisis of the 1930s ended happily for liberalism because a reactionary imperialist withstood Adolf Hitler and a revolutionary Bolshevik crushed him."
Up there with "The Covington Scissor" among
Another case study in the phenomenon I wrote about here.
New York Times Opinion
Despite inaccurate initial reporting, it remains shocking that a depressed young Dutch woman’s parents and doctors would give up on treating her at seventeen and let her kill herself, writes
is an absolute master of the column form, and of intellectual journalism.
Opinion | The Politics of Dystopia - The New York Times
This is outstanding. "On right and left, it has become easier to imagine ways the liberal order might deserve to fall, because of evils generated from within itself."
This critique by
is intriguing: "it has become easier to imagine ways the liberal order might deserve to fall... On the left this takes the form of... a fear that climate catastrophe isn’t inevitable despite liberalism but because of it."
Michael R. Strain
: "If Viktor Orban pushes a university out of Hungary, it’s the Crisis of the Liberal Order. If depressed people are euthanized in Belgium, it’s just … troubling"
Hmm. I'm still thinking there's stable, sustainable Federalist response possible to dissipate much of the constant conflict between v different but common US moral value hierarchies tho The Politics of Dystopia