Thursday, August 10, 2006

What is Left? What is Right?

Some wonderful exposition in the recent issue of The American Conservative.

This is the final paragraph of Ross Douthat's essay.

Liberals, on the other hand, dream the same dream and envision the same destination, even if they disagree on exactly how to get there. It’s the dream of Thomas Friedman as well as Karl Marx, as old as Babel and as young as the South Korean cloners. It whispered to us in Eden, and it whispers to us now: ye shall be as gods. And no conservative dream, in the 400 years from Francis Bacon until now, has proven strong enough to stand in its way.

Ross Douthat is an associate editor of The Atlantic Monthly.


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