5.) Robert Bork, the former Reagan Supreme Court nominee, took on the New Left in Slouching Towards Gomorrah, attacking the Left’s impossible fusion of radical individualism and radical egalitarianism as a new religion and as the root of society’s moral decay. From the ideological hiveminds of the universities to America’s streets, Bork traces the intellectual stain of the New Left as a plague upon social mores and, ultimately, as a propagator of increased, “egalitarian” statism.
Tags: Edmund Burke, Ideas Have Consequences, listicle, Reflections on the Revolution in France, Richard Weaver, Robert Bork, Robert Nisbet, Russell Kirk, Slouching Towards Gomorrah, The Conservative Mind, The Quest for Community
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