Thursday, June 26, 2008

Michael Lind on The Moral Minority

From Salon: Relax, liberals. You've already won.

The people who are known today as "conservatives" are better described as "counterrevolutionaries." They didn't just want to stop the clock. They wanted to turn it back.

For four decades, from 1968 to 2008, the counterrevolutionaries of the right waged war against the New Deal, liberal internationalism, and moral and cultural liberalism. They sought to abolish middle-class entitlements like Social Security and Medicare, to replace treaties and collective security with scorn for international law and U.S. global hegemony, and to reverse the trends toward individualism, secularism and pluralism in American culture... And they failed. On every front conservatives have failed, completely, undeniably and irreversibly.

[via Simon Reynolds]

1 comment:

Michael Doyle said...

I should note that it's always good to take Mr. Lind with a good sized grain of salt - but if nothing else, he presents a compelling case.