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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Great U-Turn

 James C. Bennett has a really nice short survey of recent political history over in the National Review titled "The Great U-Turn". It offers a plausible counter-narrative to the progressive fantasy that informs nearly all standard history texts. It also places American Progressivism in a trans-national context, linking it to changes taking place in Europe and throughout the Anglosphere. And, it highlights the crucial role played by the Republican Party in slowing, checking, and ultimately reversing in the United States the general trend toward socialism that has infected Western culture for more than a century. That, he argues, is the true meaning of American exceptionalism.

Read it here.

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