Obama and the Liberal Conceits

When Peggy Noonan writes in her weekly sense-of-the-sensible-people column that President Obama is "a president who is at once over his head, out of his depth and wholly unaware of the fact," you know that the world has changed. But really, President Obama -- in his life, his person, and his career -- epitomizes the liberal bubble of the last 50 years.  It is not that just President Obama is over his head, out of his depth and wholly unaware of the fact.  It is liberals in general. In my view, the liberal bubble was wafted aloft on four conceits. The first conceit is the idea that centralized administrative bureaucracy, inspired by science and reason, can work.  Forget that the centralized administrative state was invented by the absolute monarchs.  Forget that the centralized bureaucracies of the communists and the fascists were a failure.  Let's remember that the lefty Frankfurt School chappies wrote during World War II that instrumental reason in the hands...(Read Full Article)

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