How He Left the Left by Bruce Bawer


More to his credit, Dave Rubin forced himself to look squarely at the opinions by which he'd lived for his entire adult life and to admit that he'd been wrong not just about systemic racism but about a whole lot of things. Before he knew it, the sometime lockstep leftist had evolved into a man who considers America "the greatest country in the history of the world," recognizes capitalism as "a good thing," views "far-left puritans" as "the greatest threat to our free, pluralistic democracy," and touts the importance of the family. While serving for a year and half as the opening act on Jordan Peterson's worldwide speaking tour, moreover, Rubin was transformed from a confirmed atheist to someone who, while still on what seems like a journey of faith, is convinced that religion is a necessary foundation to a free society.

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