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But it is a species of moral arrogance, not to mention a profound failure of historical imagination, to pass a breathtakingly severe judgment on your forebears, whether near or distant, especially having made no attempt whatsoever to historicize them. And only that same arrogance can then fail to imagine that your descendants, even more bereft of historical awareness than you are, won’t do the same to you, or that there will be no standard left to judge you by—the standard having already been set, today, by you.
Jason Peters, “Flaunting a Presumptuous Innocence” , Law & Liberty
I just read this article and fell in love with the writing. I don’t actually like to write political opinions or posts but this quote just screamed to be shared. I highly recommend the article, though. I’ll probably quote from it again, as it has so many gems in it.Published in