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Coming Soon: Mythologies of the Left

Posted by Mark on March 11, 2005

I’ve been thinking about doing a series of posts on the myths of the Left for some time. Like the Hydra, once you shoot down one liberal conspiracy, 3 more crop up to take their place. From Haliburton to “Bush lied, people died,” the left continues to produce their own brand of reality.

These myths simply cannot be answered in one post. So, coming soon, mythologies of the Left, beginning with the myth that the US is not “really” at war. Sigh.

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Victor Davis Hanson: See I Told You So

Posted by Mark on March 11, 2005

VDH chronicles the voices on the left now saying how right they were to support the Iraqi front, and the ongoing move toward democracy across the Middle East. Uh huh. Their support is similar to Charles Lindbergh saying how much he supported the US entry in to World War II AFTER the surrender of Germany. Sigh.

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Coming Soon: Mythologies of the Left

Posted by Mark on March 11, 2005

I’ve been thinking about doing a series of posts on the myths of the Left for some time. Like the Hydra, once you shoot down one liberal conspiracy, 3 more crop up to take their place. From Haliburton to “Bush lied, people died,” the left continues to produce their own brand of reality.

These myths simply cannot be answered in one post. So, coming soon, mythologies of the Left, beginning with the myth that the US is not “really” at war. Sigh.

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Victor Davis Hanson: See I Told You So

Posted by Mark on March 11, 2005

VDH chronicles the voices on the left now saying how right they were to support the Iraqi front, and the ongoing move toward democracy across the Middle East. Uh huh. Their support is similar to Charles Lindbergh saying how much he supported the US entry in to World War II AFTER the surrender of Germany. Sigh.

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A Clash of Orthodoxies: Christian Thought and Secularism

Posted by Mark on March 11, 2005

A deep and well-written look at Secular Orthodoxy contrasted with Christian Orthodoxy:

At the end of the day, whatever is to be said for and against secularism, there can be no legitimate claim for secularism to be a “neutral” doctrine that deserves privileged status as the national public philosophy. As MacIntyre has argued, secularism (which he calls liberalism) is far from being a “tradition–independent” view that merely represents a neutral playing field on which Judaism, Christianity, Marxism, and other traditions can wage a fair fight for the allegiance of the people. Instead, it is itself a tradition of thought about personal and political morality that competes with others.

Secularism rests upon and represents a distinct and controversial set of metaphysical and moral propositions having to do with the relationship of consciousness to bodiliness and of reason to desire, the possibility of free choice, and the source and nature of human dignity and human rights. Secularist doctrine contains very controversial views about what constitutes a person—views every bit as controversial as the Jewish and Christian views. Secularism is a philosophical doctrine that stands or falls depending on whether its propositions can withstand arguments advanced against them by representatives of other traditions. I have tried to show that secularist orthodoxy cannot withstand the critique to be advanced against it by the tradition of Christian philosophy.

This is hard to plough through, but well worth the effort.

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