Sunday, February 12, 2006

Obligatory post of the day

Solitary, poor, nasty, and brutish by Benjamin Hellie, guest-blogging on Leiter Reports:

Looking at the data from 1992 to 2004, Shellenberger and Nordhaus found a country whose citizens are increasingly authoritarian while at the same time feeling evermore adrift, isolated, and nihilistic. They found a society at once more libertine and more puritanical than in the past, a society where solidarity among citizens was deteriorating, and, most worrisomely to them, a progressive clock that seemed to be unwinding backward on broad questions of social equity.

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