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great quote from Steve Brown’s Feb 2015 letter

“In the magazine, First Things, <that> I read this morning, the editor, R.R. Reno, referred to James Burnham’s book, The Suicide of the West, a critique of political liberalism. Reno wrote that Burnham got it wrong in thinking that political liberalism was a philosophy or an ideology. Reno wrote that it was, rather, a technique for managing diversity, a flexible method of social control. The problem with political liberalism, according to Reno, is that it is a “dream of social justice without virtue…of virtue without censure…and of redemption without repentance” (First Things, January 2015, p. 7).”