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Monday, August 11, 2003

Conservatism is a psychological syndrome

Washington Post article.

Seems a bunch of four professors have decided that conservatism is some sort of psychological condition. Of course, there own views are decided entirely from reason.

This is a quote from the article of some of what the professor's wrote: "One is justified in referring to Hitler, Mussolini, Reagan, and Limbaugh as right-wing conservatives . . . because they all preached a return to an idealized past and favored or condoned inequality in some form."

So Reagan wanted to return to an idealised past? Did they actually bother to listen/read any of Reagan's speeches. I recall (reading them after the fact admittedly) quite a lot about making a positive future, not about reliving the past. But then again, I must also be suffering from the conservative malaise.

Oh well, it would hardly be the first time reasonable conservatives have been compared to Nazi's.

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