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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Steyn: The Seductions of Decline

...Every time I retail the latest indignity imposed upon the “citizen” by some or other Continental apparatchik, I receive e-mails from the heartland pointing out, with much reference to the Second Amendment, that it couldn’t happen here because Americans aren’t Euro-weenies.

But nor were Euro-weenies once upon a time. Hayek’s greatest insight in The Road To Serfdom is psychological: “There is one aspect of the change in moral values brought about by the advance of collectivism which at the present time provides special food for thought,” he wrote with an immigrant’s eye on the Britain of 1944. “It is that the virtues which are held less and less in esteem and which consequently become rarer are precisely those on which the British people justly prided themselves and in which they were generally agreed to excel..."


-- Mark Steyn

1 Comments:

Blogger Luke said...

Those "It can't happen here cuz we got guns" types were clearly the inspiration for a piece by Jeff Snyder (of "Nation of Cowards" fame) called "Walter Mitty's Second Amendment".


http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/snyder8.html

February 12, 2010 at 12:57 PM  

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