Saturday, April 14, 2018

Where Radical Democrats Meet Traditionalist Conservatives

I've written a blog post at Law and Liberty comparing Patrick Deneen's new book to the radical democratic political philosopher, Sheldon Wolin. There are more patterns in thinking here worth pursuing. (As a biographical aside, Deneen was a student of Wilson Carey McWilliams, who was himself a student of Sheldon Wolin). McWilliams' thought as well appears to be suffused with the democratic spirit that animates Deneen and Wolin. The same can be said of John Schaar, whose marvelous critique of equal opportunity is worth reading alongside Deneen's recent piece on our modern meritocratic elites.

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