Prolific author R. Emmett Tyrrell, JR. forecasts the demise of liberalism: states Tyrell, “I have been saying for some time that Liberalism is dead.”
Too much to hope for, says me. While I would prefer a terminal diagnosis for liberalism, I will settle for its current protracted, debilitative, degenerative condition – with hopes for little improvement.
The Delousing of a Movement
WASHINGTON — As the tents were coming down at McPherson Square, the dead rats and mice being retrieved, the urine and feces and filthy bedding disposed of by District of Columbia employees dressed in hazardous-materials suits like their contemporaries at Fukushima, I thought of the left-wing press. You see, I read the left-wing press. Not the urban throwaway rags, but I read the Nation, the Progressive, the American Prospect, and more — I read them all. They have been raving for months about the exciting prospect of a great wave of reform coming out of the Occupiers’ Movement. It was here to stay, and for a while silly old me took them seriously.