The insidious ideology

"In contrast to its crueler competitor ideologies, liberalism is more insidious: as an ideology, it pretends to neutrality, claiming no preference and denying any intention of shaping the souls under its rule. It ingratiates by invitation to the easy liberties, diversions, and attractions of freedom, pleasure, and wealth." -- Patrick Deneen, Why Liberalism Failed, p. 5

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  1. So I once read Ill Fares the Land by the late Tony Judt, and I was shocked by him repeatedly proclaiming that European social democracy of 1960s to 1980s was "post ideological".

    No argument for that statement either, he just assumed it was self-evident.

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