September 05, 2014

Must Read Of The Day

This one by Mark Steyn is both grim and dead accurate. His point about how hard won social change was in the Victorian Era is something that I overlooked. One of my nerdier traits is reading Victorian era authors (Poe, Chesterton, A.C. Doyle). If you look at them and how they change over time, they get more grim as the era comes to a close. The idea that 11 year old prostitutes were so common as to be unnoticed is not a world I want to live in. Similarly, the slide off the cliff from tyrants who at least attempted to retain the veneer of a civilized person to the ISIS brand of evil that celebrate the most violent depravities is dire.

I know Steyn tends toward the bleak and sometimes misses the mark, I don't think he does so out of bombast like Coulter who, frankly, is out of ideas other than shrill ridicule. Steyn knows that our current state of western democracy is an aberration in history and is a fragile and precious thing. How we keep it is going to be the question we wrestle with in the very near future.

Posted by Duffy at September 5, 2014 03:13 PM | TrackBack

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Thanks for the share, Hube! My sister told me over the phone that I should read Steyn's piece and I totally forgot about it. Luckily, you had it covered!

Posted by: Douglas Ernst at September 7, 2014 10:51 AM

Actually it was my boy Duffy who shared it, but you're welcome nonetheless! :-)

Posted by: Hube at September 7, 2014 12:19 PM

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