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Hanson on the Messianic Liberal Elite

May 19, 2010

A great column up by Victor Davis Hanson discussing the failure of the Messianic Liberal Elite in Europe and the American Obama Administration. He concludes:

“What is common to all these disillusionments — the intolerance and dishonesty of environmental extremism, the European Union crackup, and Barack Obama’s renewal of Jimmy Carter’s failed foreign policy? They all can be traced to a global Western elite that in its intellectual arrogance confused late-20th-century technological progress with a supposed evolution in human nature itself. Heaven on earth was to be ushered in by those who deemed themselves so wise and so moral that they could remake civilization in their own image — even if that sometimes meant the end of disinterested research, basic arithmetic, and simple common sense.”

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