Victor Davis Hanson examines how progressivism has captured American institutions: everything from higher education to high finance, from tech to sports. Along the way, he explains what progressives’ cultural ascendance has revealed about their ideology, predicts what it means for the Right, and analyzes whether a backlash is imminent.

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  1. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    I believe that the assertions of Progressivism are absolutely false, and that we who reject them as false are absolutely correct.

    Why?

    Because these assertions reject one of my axioms: that all men are crated equal, and that their creator endowed them with certain equal and inalienable rights, and that among these are the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    I reject the statement that the claims of “the Right” are true, if by”the Right” is meant some class claiming it is superior in some way to others.

    The center–God created all men equal in value–is the absolute truth. Everyone who is against the center is equally for a falsehood, whether it is arbitrarily labeled “right” or “left” or “up”or “down”.

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  2. Paul Stinchfield Member
    Paul Stinchfield
    @PaulStinchfield

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    …The center–God created all men equal in value–is the absolute truth. Everyone who is against the center is equally for a falsehood, whether it is arbitrarily labeled “right” or “left” or “up”or “down”.

    Well, the “equal” part of “all are equal before God” offends the racial identity fascists of the Democrat Party (somewhat like how it offended the pagans of ancient Rome), and the “God” part offends all the Marxists of every stripe. ;-)

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  3. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller
    @AaronMiller

    I had forgotten about that “Democracy is a universal human yearning” theory. As I recall, its main competition at the time was The Clash of Civilizations

    Perhaps barbarism should have been included as an anti-civilization. The Jacobins will again burn everything down and wonder why perfection doesn’t rise from the ashes. 

    Please include this topic in your next discussion. It seems our generals are preparing some sort of purge. Somehow I doubt true explicit hatred is what they are seeking to root out.

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  4. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    The Democrats hope to make the January 6th Capitol riot their Reichstag fire.

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  5. I Walton Member
    I Walton
    @IWalton

    I’m not sure where he ends up. Folks leave progressive states, but they remain progressives moving sane states toward the same insanity. Are we to just shake our heads and say what a pity, or is there something we can do? Wake up, yes, then what? Do we think they will allow fair elections in the future? Unlikely.

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  6. I Walton Member
    I Walton
    @IWalton

    Taras (View Comment):

    The Democrats hope to make the January 6th Capitol riot their Reichstag fire.

    Exactly and they were as deep into the capital invasion as were the Nazis.

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  7. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    I Walton (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    The Democrats hope to make the January 6th Capitol riot their Reichstag fire.

    Exactly and they were as deep into the capital invasion as were the Nazis 

    Who started the Reichstag fire is still in dispute. Not in dispute is the fact that the Nazis used it to consolidate their power.

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