Saturday, March 9, 2013

Latest Times of Israel Piece

The Death of the Progressive-Left

I come out of the progressive movement and for many years was a liberal Democrat, but when I look back at the movement all I see is a desolate landscape like something out of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. In the unspoken and unacknowledged tension between multiculturalism and universal human rights, the former has strangled the latter, killing whatever meaning that there may have been to the movement that fought against slavery, that championed the unions and economic justice, and that stood up for women and Gay people and ethnic minorities and for the planet, itself.

No comments:

Post a Comment