The Crisis of Liberal Modernity and the Totalitarian Response
The paradox of freedom and a messianic fixation on equality galvanize modernity’s despotic tendencies.
Advanced industrialized democracies are experiencing frightful and strange times characterized by seemingly unending crises, mass hysteria, and a succession of emergencies—all amplified by the state and the nominally independent institutions of social propaganda with which it has developed a symbiotic relationship.
The analysis offered by most critics of…
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