“The judgments that Liberals render on public issues, domestic and foreign, are as predictable as the salivation of Pavlovian dogs”, wrote James Burnham in his 1964 classic Suicide of the West.

Burnham continues, “Modern Liberalism does not offer ordinary men compelling motives for personal sacrifice, suffering, and death. There is no tragic dimension in its picture of the good life. Men become willing to endure, sacrifice, and die for God, for family, honor, country, from a sense of absolute duty or an exalted vision of the meaning of history…

And it is precisely these ideas and institutions that Liberalism has criticized, attacked, and in part overthrown as superstitious, archaic, reactionary, and irrational.”

Source: The Suicide Of The West

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