Self-immolation of the resistance, courtesy of an ideological auction whose theme is "no enemies to the left." Via .
Welcome to what is becoming the Democratic Party’s de facto slogan for the 2020 campaign, borrowed from the Jacobin French by way of the Russian revolutionary Alexander Kerensky: “No enemies to the left.”
This entire essay is great but this paragraph is A++. "This is the internal logic of progressivism as opposed to liberalism: If the goal is progress, more is always better, and advocates of limitation and measure are inherently retrograde."
How Edmund Burke and the French revolution can warn Democrats about the dangers of “ideological auctions”
Greg Weiner's column on the phenomenon of "No enemies on the left" is the best piece I've read about this. All Dems should read it, but of course, they won't
"The danger of Democratic self-immolation arises not from where the party is headed but rather from how it is getting there: an ideological auction in which the most extreme position necessarily wins." Great read from newcomer .
Come for the sharp analysis by ⁦⁩ of Democrats' 'No Enemies to the Left' tendency, stay for the fantastic Edmund Burke quotation on the “bidders at the auction of popularity.”
The Problem With the Democrats' 'No Enemies to the Left' Strategy via
Excellent read from Greg Weiner--> "The danger of Democratic self-immolation arises not from where the party is headed but rather from how it is getting there: an ideological auction in which the most extreme position necessarily wins. "
> The Problem With the Democrats' 'No Enemies to the Left' Strategy via
"There is simply no empirical evidence that a fundamentally centrist country is teeming with uninspired progressives who do not vote".