Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Politics of the Tantrum and the Hissy Fit

This was a post I read on someone else's blog, but I enjoyed it, and thus have included it here.

From the book by Jonah Goldberg, "Liberal Fascism." An excerpt:

"The exaltation of passion over reason, action over deliberation, is a naturally youthful impulse. Treating young people as equals, 'privileging' their opinions precisely because they lack experience and knowledge, is an inherently fascist tendency, because at it's heart lies the urge to throw off 'old ways' and 'old dogmas' in favor of what the Nazis called the 'idealism of the deed.' Youth politics--like populism generally--is the politics of the tantrum and the hissy fit."

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