31 May 2010

Leftists, History, Reality & Utopia


Victor Davis Hanson on leftists and utopia:

"Five years ago, the European Union's account of itself resonated with end-of history triumphalism. In organic fashion, democratic socialism would spread eastward and southward, recivilizing the old Warsaw Pact and the Balkans through cradle-to-grave entitlements, state unionism, radical environmentalism, and utopian pacifism."

"How quickly the dreams of just a short time ago have been 
shattered . . ."

More here

And a leftist has a head-on collision with reality: 

"Bryce used to be a left-liberal, but then: 'I educated myself about math and physics. I'm a liberal who was mugged by the laws of thermodynamics.'" More here.

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