The View From 1776

Human Nature Viewed by Liberal-Progressives

Liberal-progressives set great store by the welfare states’ presumed ability to produce economic and social equality and harmony.  Unfortunately, human nature is not as they imagine it.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/28 at 12:06 AM
  1. Thomas,

    You state:

    "These two mythical pictures of human nature and political society exist only in the minds of intellectuals and their fellow worshippers of socialism."

    This argument seems to indicate that there is only one kind of "intellectual," a nasty and brutish fellow who uses his mental faculties to extol the benefits of socialism.

    I think you sell yourself short by doing this. By any common definition of the term, in your extended efforts in the pursuit of the true meaning of 1776, you yourself exemplify what it means to be an "intellectual," albeit of a conservative bent.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  08/29  at  12:54 PM
  2. Mr. Jay:

    I use the term intellectuals in the sense of the disparaging Russian term intelligentsia: people who presume to have the prerogative of telling the proletariat how to conduct themselves and how to live their lives.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  08/29  at  02:39 PM
  3. This is something special! never seen this before! thank you
    Posted by samedayessay  on  08/31  at  07:23 PM
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