Friday, August 21, 2009

the need for vigilance


In case you missed it a couple weeks ago, Andrew Sullivan quoting Heny Fairlie writing back in 1980:
It is time that we pointed out to the neo-conservatives that democracy has never been subverted from the left but always from the right.

No democracy has fallen to communism, without an army; many democracies have fallen to fascism, from within. The Reaganites on the floor were exactly those who in Germany gave the Nazis their main strength and who in France collaborated with them and sustained Vichy. If the neo-conservatives cannot sniff danger, surely the rest of us can be alert.

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