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The condescension of posterity

Frank Furedi has proposed an intriguing idea that the spectre haunting radical identity politics, the Rainbow Guards of our raging Cultural Revolution, is a difficulty with borders. The boundaries between nations, genders, the public/private, and key characteritics of populations are being torn down, and being replaced by a convenient chaos of fluidity and the new… Continue reading The condescension of posterity

history, the real world today

The Red Guards are coming

Since posting Is America reliving the 1917 revolution? a few days ago I have noticed numerous other commentators make similar comparisons between this induced insurrection and earlier revolutionary prequels. Just to be clear, in my mind, "revolutionary" is stripped of all romanticism, and is viewed with an historian's tragic sense of life. The admirable thinkers… Continue reading The Red Guards are coming