Examining Liberalism with Dr. William Voegeli

I recently sat down with conservative commentatorn Dr. William Voegeli, a senior editor of the Claremont Review of Books and author of The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion to discuss the Left’s fundamental fallacies. The main takeaways from our conversation, which ranged from Woodrow Wilson’s radicalism to the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, are summarized below: Voegeli characterizes 21st-century liberalism -- a political philosophy associated with an openness to change in the interest of equality and individual liberty -- as a utilitarian approach that recklessly distorts traditional values in the unrealistic hope of a more humanistic society. The heart of modern-day liberalism is expressed in John Rawls 1971 book A Theory of Justice, Voegeli says, which advocates an expansion of the redistributive state on the notion that a truly just society provides each individual the resources and psychological affirmation to fulfill...(Read Full Article)