Sunday, July 24, 2011

Have Faith, Be Good

Utopianism, writes Roger Scruton in his book on The Uses Of Pessimism, is “not in the business of perfecting the world” but only of demolishing it: “The ideal is constructed in order to destroy the actual.” And so we take a jackhammer to the foundations of functioning society, and proclaim paradise in the ruins.

Mark Steyn

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