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Naive optimism

Naive optimism has been the persistent flaw in the very idea of “modernity” and in the Liberalism that served as modernity’s ideology. The great 20th century historian Jacques Barzun has a reminder for us that is especially apposite at this … Continue reading

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“The welfare state cannot avoid becoming the judiciary state.” – Jacques Barzun

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Teaching history…

“When a nation’s history is poorly taught in schools, ignored by the young, and proudly rejected by qualified elders, awareness of tradition consists only in wanting to destroy it.” – Jacques Barzun

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