Let’s Hear it For Spending!

And let’s hear it for statism!


This excerpt from the Telos article I linked to the other day seems especially apropos at the moment:

What ensued was a decades-long conflict between, on the one hand, advocates of more enlightened and ever more expansive administration of society, and, on the other, proponents of reduced state oversight, defenders of society against the state, and the deregulated market against the long reach of political power. The political wrangling of our current moment still takes place within this framework. The complexity of the new class and its culture, however, is that while it sets out to administer society and establish bureaucracies to regulate social and economic life domestically, at the same time it attempts to ratchet down the political and military power that might be projected externally: a strong state toward its subjects, a weak state toward its enemies!


1 Response to “Let’s Hear it For Spending!”

  1. 1 CJ
    March 22, 2010 at 6:23 am

    “So this is how liberty dies … with thunderous applause.”

    Alternately: http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

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