Another Lie of Progressivism
October 2, 2015
It must be emphasized that progressive government, contrary to popular myth, exacerbates racial, ethnic and religious tensions and does not ameliorate them. Every progressive policy, involving as it does state violence, creates winners and losers and thus resentment among the losers.
[This is an excerpt from Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America (2014).]
One of the great virtues of liberalism is that, it alone among the political worldviews, discovered a way for people from different ethnic, racial and religious groups to live together in relative peace. In all systems of powerful government, including progressivism, these groups struggle with each other for control of the state. As I demonstrated in a paper presented at the Mises Institute in 2002, the major cause of war in the last fifty years was conflict between or among competing ethnic…
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