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Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Sublime Liberation Indeed
Don't drink the Kool-Aid.
I make use of Alan Wolfe's look at the influence of Carl Schmitt amongst certain segments of the right in the United States in my latest addition to horowitzwatch.blogspot.com, "If it doesn't mean more war, what's the use? (written in a hurried fashion)."
Wolfe's piece has attracted a fair amount of attention, including this piece of brilliance from Jonah Goldberg of The National Review, which Adam Kotsko has responded to and I add:
Wolfe’s piece is awful in that it doesn’t define “conservative” and “liberal,” but more importantly fails to see that those he deems to be “conservatives” actually win in “politics” because they have built institutions. They just don’t care about ideas, save for when it is convenient to do so.***
I don't plan to watch this.