A liberal turns on his fellow unrealistic liberals

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The Los Angeles Times publishes an absolutely remarkable column written by died—in—the—wool liberal Sam Harris. His message is pinted and telling: his fellows liberals have become delusional and worse.

... liberalism has grown dangerously out of touch with the realities of our world — specifically with what devout Muslims actually believe about the West, about paradise and about the ultimate ascendance of their faith.

On questions of national security, I am now as wary of my fellow liberals as I am of the religious demagogues on the Christian right.

This may seem like frank acquiescence to the charge that "liberals are soft on terrorism." It is, and they are. [....]

At its most extreme, liberal denial has found expression in a growing subculture of conspiracy theorists who believe that the atrocities of 9/11 were orchestrated by our own government. [....]

Such an astonishing eruption of masochistic unreason could well mark the decline of liberalism, if not the decline of Western civilization

A must—read.

Hat tip: Real Clear Politics

Ed Lasky  9 18 06

The Los Angeles Times publishes an absolutely remarkable column written by died—in—the—wool liberal Sam Harris. His message is pinted and telling: his fellows liberals have become delusional and worse.

... liberalism has grown dangerously out of touch with the realities of our world — specifically with what devout Muslims actually believe about the West, about paradise and about the ultimate ascendance of their faith.

On questions of national security, I am now as wary of my fellow liberals as I am of the religious demagogues on the Christian right.

This may seem like frank acquiescence to the charge that "liberals are soft on terrorism." It is, and they are. [....]

At its most extreme, liberal denial has found expression in a growing subculture of conspiracy theorists who believe that the atrocities of 9/11 were orchestrated by our own government. [....]

Such an astonishing eruption of masochistic unreason could well mark the decline of liberalism, if not the decline of Western civilization

A must—read.

Hat tip: Real Clear Politics

Ed Lasky  9 18 06