The Strange Paradoxes of Our Age by Victor Davis Hanson


The common thread to the paradoxes that we encounter daily is the inconsistency of progressivism itself - or rather its ad hoc adoption of any means necessary to be justified by an anointed end, which is the quest for power and control. Progressivism is not an empirical or coherent creed, but contrary both to human nature and the record of history - in its arrogance that an elite, if only provided with enough money, power, and good intentions, can create heaven on earth rather than hell.