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    SUMMARY Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Jonah Goldberg Jonah Goldberg ✓ 9 DOWNLOAD REVIEW Suicide of the West If by chance you weren’t aware that Jonah Goldberg is not exactly a Donald Trump fan you will discover the magnitude of his disdain for the President in the latter chapters of this book However don’t let that cause you to burn the author in effigy or pass out from excessive glee whichever may apply to you This book is a broad well–researched survey of centuries of history emphasizing how unlikely it was that any na

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    (Suicide of the West) PDF READ é Jonah Goldberg SUMMARY Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Jonah Goldberg Jonah Goldberg ✓ 9 DOWNLOAD “I hope readers see this as a serious book” Mission accomplished It is the most serious book I have read among the abundant crop of recent books on political economy But if the original manuscript was twice as long as the author claims my thanks to the editor As happy as I am that I read the book I was ultimately satisfied to put it downG

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    (Suicide of the West) PDF READ é Jonah Goldberg Jonah Goldberg ✓ 9 DOWNLOAD REVIEW Suicide of the West Just to clarify this is not a review but notes I’ve written about the reasons I want to read Goldberg’s book and my expectations Baysian priors if you will The book’s publication date isn’t until 24 Apri

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    SUMMARY Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Jonah Goldberg (Suicide of the West) PDF READ é Jonah Goldberg Jonah Goldberg ✓ 9 DOWNLOAD To the extent that there is a vibrant political discourse in the United States today it resembles an inconclusive screaming match that never progresses towards any culmination Because of changes in information technology the room w

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REVIEW Suicide of the West DOWNLOAD Suicide of the West 109 With his trademark blend of political history social science economics and pop culture two time NYT bestselling author syndicated columnist National Review senior editor and American Enterprise Institute fellow Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies are in peril as they lose the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity Instead we are surrendering to populism nationalism and other forms of tribalism Only once in the last 250000 years have humans stumbled upon a way to lift ourselves out of the endless cycle of poverty hunger and war that. I think this book is meant as a NeverTrumper manifesto an attempt to create intellectual backbone for that wispy band of conservative holdouts who crouch behind the crenellations in their National Review fastness wondering why the final assault on them has yet to begin not realizing it is because everyone has forgotten about them Strictly speaking though I have no idea what the point of this book is because it s a jumble of thoughts anecdotes and superficial facts strung together with no clear audience and only the most simplistic of analysis It s a boneless mess And I m very conservative so I should have liked this book But I didn tThe miniscule hard core of Goldberg s argument is clear enough to be fair mostly because it is repeated like a prayer on a Buddhist prayer wheel It is that we the West have created a world that is a Miracle and we are in danger of losing it by our actions From there though chaos promptly enters Jonah Goldberg s writing blurring it to incomprehensibility One of the major problems with this book shows up immediately a miserable failure to precisely define or even to try to define every crucial term starting with the Miracle The second major problem also rears its head uickly constant bootstrapping and begging the uestion For example on the very first page we are told that the highest form of argument in a democracy is one based on facts grounded in reason and decency Why is this limited to democracy More broadly why is this true What is decency in this context and what is it doing here especially since in the prior sentence Goldberg rejects any role for religious belief in his analysis Who knows Not the reader certainly at any point in this bookLet s start with the most simple uestion what is this Miracle At first the reader intuits it is the material progress made in the modern world represented at its core by GDP per capita globally and within certain regions and countries This is well trodden ground covered recently by everyone from Angus Deaton in The Great Escape to Gregory Clark in A Farewell to Alms Even this simple because wholly derivative discussion of material progress is obscured by hurried denial of all causes other than ideas by which Goldberg means Enlightenment political ideas having rejected in all of five words that the Scientific Revolution had any relevance and not having addressed a single one of the vast number of competing theories advanced to explain this material progress Not happy to limit himself to one facile claim at other repeated points Goldberg without discussion also directly euates the Miracle with being the same thing as liberalism and as capitalism Again none of these terms are ever defined leaving aside for now that under any definition these are indirectly related to material progress at best Liberalism seems to be shorthand for Enlightenment ideas as embodied in John Locke though it is also casually and ludicrously euated with the rule of law with an implication that pre Enlightenment such a thing did not exist and could not have existed Capitalism seems to bear some relation to the free market but is often used in a sense so broad as to have nothing to do with the market and is sometimes tied to the Enlightenment or to certain political ideas sometimes not Interspersed with all this are various simplistic conclusory statements such as a claim that until the West magicked up the undefined Miracle all governments were solely and entirely devices for the elites to exploit the masses and a wide variety of other non seuiturs and claims advanced without any evidence or reasoningThe second step of the Goldberg analysis is that assuming we agree that in the West we have gotten ourselves a Miracle we are in danger of committing suicide a very different suicide from that James Burnham identified in the book from which Goldberg steals his title For Goldberg suicide is any retreat from liberal democracy the apogee both of our civilization and of any civilization that can ever exist a height from which no further advances are possible Suicide is any slipping back down the mountain which necessarily means a total reversion to a nightmare of tribalism Goldberg says after thousands of generation of trial and error we discovered best practices out there in the world like prizes in some eternal scavenger hunt He says explicitly there is no better way You re standing at the end of history What that means is opaue although he is very much aware that Francis Fukuyama is widely ridiculed for a similar but at least clearly presented claim but it appears to mean mostly that we re rich since no other system creates wealth And so on There is a danger though That is backsliding which means corruption decay a turn to the reactionary giving in to the drumbeats of our primate brains rot and putrefaction all in the space of one page and all meaning choosing anything different than take your pick liberalism capitalism or liberal democracyLeaving aside its mental confusion we ll return to it don t worry Suicide of the West is a common type of modern hack political book the narration of cut rate and cut down history masuerading as analysis For after all narrating history is a lot easier than analysis so spreading a thin layer of thought on a slanted rehash of history is an easy way to push out a book And although Goldberg cites a variety of mostly modern though all secondary works that revolve around modernity a lot of his footnotes are to lightweight material blog posts newspaper articles the Encyclopedia Britannica and so forth and those that are books often cite to Kindle location a miserable practice that should be forbidden by any decent pressSo Goldberg begins the substance of his book by regurgitating Steven Pinker to demonstrate that human nature exists and that it is tribal and mostly unpleasant as shown by that we tend to kill each other and primitive man killed at a massive rate His point seems to be that if we don t cling tightly to the Miracle of liberal democracy we ll all immediately start killing each other with spears in dawn raids For the limited point that human nature exists Pinker is correct enough but since Goldberg is a huge Pinker fanboy he immediately slides from this relatively narrow point into lecturing us that bad people are leading a rebellion against the unnatural nature of the Enlightenment and all of the Enlightenment s offspring capitalism democracy natural rights and science This claim of the Enlightenment being the source of everything good in the modern world of course a constant and ludicrous trope of Pinker which I already dissected and refuted in my review of Pinker s most recent book so I will not repeat that demolition here though at least Pinker writes clearly and precisely Goldberg is trying I think to establish that if anyone dares attack the Enlightenment or claims that the West made any moral progress prior to the Enlightenment that person must want us to go back to the torture practices of the Aztecs and the Assyrians which he narrates in great detail in case we miss the point footnoting mostly to Pinker Then Goldberg solemnly tells us But few societies put time energy and ingenuity into the practice of torture than medieval Europeans His evidence for this Nothing which is not surprising considering it s wholly untrue since the use of torture by medieval Europeans has been exaggerated for propaganda purposes for centuries something of which Goldberg seems unaware because he like his hero Pinker seems to know zero history other than that history everybody knows mostly gleaned from surfing the InternetOn and on the silliness goes Thus we are told with a straight face that Slavery was destroyed by capitalism For this bold and radical claim which ignores the social movements found only in Christianity that actually destroyed slavery as well as many other sophisticated and unsophisticated arguments about the interplay of capitalism and slavery along with the inconvenient fact that slavery existed in the West long after the Enlightenment was in full flower and without real objection from its leading lights we are directed to a blog post at Cafe Hayek That ten line 2009 post states that Slavery and capitalism are opposites For proof or rather to challenge the notion that slavery is or ever was essential to capitalism not the same claim at all and in fact there are three distinct claims about slavery now being made a link to a 2005 column is provided That link is dead Oh well I guess we will remain in the dark Then Goldberg tells us that we needed a war to end the institution Huh I thought capitalism destroyed it Then we are told that the very notion that humans can sell their services or labor in a free market is a remarkably recent idea which would have been news to the medieval artisan and the ancient Greek farmer We are also told that the child of a Roman slave did not inherit that status which is flatly untrue And that s about the level of facts reasoning and backup that is found throughout the book Your mileage will not varyThis ends Part I Next in Part II Goldberg steps back to give us his not very deep thoughts in separate chapters on the State Capitalism Reason and the American Miracle As far as the State we get a second Cliff Notes version of the Enlightenment in which John Locke is again the only person who matters and all other political thinkers of the time not to mention modern thinkers are ignored And certainly anybody who sees any value to pre Enlightenment societies from James C Scott to Christian integralists or who sees any problem with liberal democracy or the ever expanding sphere of unhinged personal autonomy and emancipation from non chosen ties that is the Enlightenment s real gift to us from Ryszard Legutko to Patrick Deneen does not appear Offerings are burnt at the altar of the supposed social contract Much rambling about Hammurabi Gregory VII and Henry IV and chaotic discussion about monarchy aristocracy and father figures ensues We are then abruptly offered a cheesy conclusion about the State which has little to do with what preceded it Every effort to do away with liberal democratic capitalism is reactionary because they all attempt to restore the unity of purpose that defines the premodern or tribal mind Leaving aside the breathtaking hubris bad history and total falsehood of this claim it illustrates Goldberg s main method of analysis which is repeating his pre baked conclusion at random places hoping it becomes ever fixed in the reader s mindThen the focus turns to Capitalism where the talk is again mostly about modern prosperity and again ignores competing theories about the Great Divergence and also ignores that it indisputably began long before the Enlightenment We are treated to endless confusion along with near continuous channeling of Deirdre McCloskey of whom Goldberg is also a fanboy as he is of the amazingly stupid Matt Ridley I know a great deal about this topic and I cannot fathom most of what Goldberg says since it is incoherent but it apparently revolves around claims that until the Enlightenment for both Catholics and Protestants we had no progress because Notions of betterment innovation and improvement were seen literally as heresy Curiosity was a sin and the innovator was a heretic Thus capitalism which is undefined but is also the Miracle and also the Enlightenment created the Scientific Revolution of which Thomas Edison was a part To narrate these claims is to refute themGrinding on Reason began with John Locke whose only opposition was Rousseau who was a romantic and a reactionary which are the same thing Rousseau s descendants still fight reason with ignorance though and presumably want to torture everyone Then the American Founders channeled Locke giving us the best government ever although of course every time he mentions something good about the Founding Goldberg also hastily offers pre emptive apologies for everything bad of the time such as slavery and the supposed bad treatment of women since he does not want to become persona non grata on the DC and New York cocktail party circuits James Madison invented separation of powers out of whole cloth in an improvement on Locke The names Polybius and Montesuieu do not appear Thus we got the American Miracle which bears an undefined relationship to the Miracle but must be good given its nameGoldberg again and again tells us variations on that any deviation from the liberal order of the Miracle are both fundamentally romantic and reactionary Those are not compliments By romantic he seems to mean in the Rousseau and Goethe sense and by reactionary he means a return to some form of tribal solidary where we re all in it together Again with the pre baked and ludicrous conclusions the basic contention seems to be that the hive mind was everyone s goal until 1750 For Goldberg with no exceptions all political ideas since the Enlightenment that are not the Enlightenment are both romantic and reactionary Communism Yup Nazism Yup Bernie Sanders Yup Trump Yup Environmentalism Yup To accomplish this neat division he seems to define romantic as any of the stupid illogic that disagrees with John Locke And he defines reactionary not with its proper meaning the creation of a new political order by reference at least in part to the past but with the puerile and simplistic meaning of wholesale return to some imagined Golden Age that of forced unity or the Borg or something In other words he creates imaginary meanings and then uses those meanings to shunt all other political analysis into a siding in which he can ignore it This if one can be chosen is the besetting failure of this book It refuses in any way to engage with the thinking of anyone else Not for Goldberg a grappling with those many modern conservative thinkers who reject the Enlightenment in whole or in part Not for Goldberg a grappling with the struggles of Americans living under liberalism and capitalism that led to the rise of Trump Not for Goldberg any attempt to see why progressives think what they think No all of them are simply knuckle dragging tribalists eager to destroy the Miracle and cast us all into the pitThen the reader is frog marched through Part III We are told how aristocracies are natural and because they are always bad they are always trying to destroy the Miracle for which claim a thumbnail history of Venice is offered Following we get a long but good explanation of the Progressive Era summarizing Goldberg s earlier Liberal Fascism Then the administrative state which is a form of elitist aristocracy and therefore a form of anti Miracle corruption cribbed with attribution as always from Charles Murray and Philip Hamburger Then a screed on Tribalism Today which you would think would focus on white nationalists or some other undesirables but mostly talks about leftist identity politics We get bonus stupidity though such as the claim that the struggle for gay marriage succeeded because it appealed not to radicalism but to bourgeois values about family formation And on a personal note Goldberg talks glowingly of Hungarians escaping from Communism in 1956 as saying they are going to America not because they were forced into exile by the evils of Communism but Because son we were born Americans but in the wrong place which as the child of a Hungarian refugee from Communism I find offensive and disloyal and not likely something a real Hungarian would say Finally though we do get a nod to the problem that identity politics on the Left may create the same on the Right immediately followed by the claim that economic protectionism of any sort is a manifestation of tribalismTo end the book we get a chapter on The Trumpian Era which does touch on Trump highly negatively but is mostly an attempt to draw a magic circle around democracy and to claim that no democracy no Miracle Not that any evidence for this is offered except pointing out that much the world is still crappy and most of the world is not democratic so it must be that crappiness is caused by lack of democracy We also get snark about Michael Anton On a side note Goldberg claims Anton is a multimillionaire hedge fund partner a claim he has repeated if you search the internet I had never heard that so I went hunting The only job Anton has had that meets that description is Managing Director of BlackRock from October 2015 to February 2017 According to his federal financial disclosure forms he was paid a base of 200K a year by BlackRock and got a bonus of 150K one year and 170K in the second year Those are pittances by New York hedge fund standards There is no indication of any ownership or partnership status and no assets other than retirement accounts plus a bank account with around 100K I conclude Goldberg is spreading a falsehood though I suppose it s hardly a slur to say a man is rich And we get the clich named chapter Things Fall Apart saying that because as Charles Murray has demonstrated the family has fallen apart and Trump is a jerk the flood tide of tribalism is about to sweep over us allNone of this is even remotely convincing even if some of the facts adduced are not totally wrong One problem I realized after getting to the end is that Goldberg just can t write Page after page bounces around from idea to idea usually roughly related to whatever the basic focus of the chapter is but rarely tied together in any coherent way Ideas bleed from chapter to chapter uncertain where their home is It does not help that typos abound Phil Gramm is introduced in one sentence and called Graham in the next and that the book features a total lack of consistency as to the generic pronoun sometimes they sometimes he or her And even Goldberg s attempts to show his pop culture chops backfire he talks constantly about Game of Thrones the nihilistic fantasy TV series such as uoting a character the Mountain as saying a man has to have a code But it is not the Mountain Gregor Clegane who says that It is his brother Sandor Clegane the Hound and this is an bush league error since the brothers are utterly different characters and hate each other The Mountain only says a few words and is uickly killed and turned into a zombie while the Hound is a cynical motor mouth with a heart of gold These are small problems if irritating compared to the rambling of the book which could be boiled down to a short and punchy if mostly wrong pamphlet by a competent writer like me And if I were constructing a counter argument to that pamphlet I would demonstrate that in the material realm the Enlightenment a movement of political ideas had nothing to do with the creation of the modern world and that in the political realm there are many and probably better alternatives to the pass that the Enlightenment has led us none of which involve tribalism or barbarism or for that matter rot and putrefaction Another day perhapsReview finishes as first comment Jagdvermarktung political history social science economics and The Bourbon Thief pop culture two time NYT bestselling author syndicated columnist National Review senior editor and American Enterprise Institute fellow Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies are in The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club peril as they lose the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and Clara Mondschein's Melancholia prosperity Instead we are surrendering to The Mirror’s Truth populism nationalism and other forms of tribalism Only once in the last 250000 years have humans stumbled upon a way to lift ourselves out of the endless cycle of Der Münchner Ostfriedhof Von den Auer Leichenäckern zum Großstadt Krematorium poverty hunger and war that. I think this book is meant as a NeverTrumper manifesto an attempt to create intellectual backbone for that wispy band of conservative holdouts who crouch behind the crenellations in their National Review fastness wondering why the final assault on them has yet to begin not realizing it is because everyone has forgotten about them Strictly speaking though I have no idea what the My Life in Hetero point of this book is because it s a jumble of thoughts anecdotes and superficial facts strung together with no clear audience and only the most simplistic of analysis It s a boneless mess And I m very conservative so I should have liked this book But I didn tThe miniscule hard core of Goldberg s argument is clear enough to be fair mostly because it is repeated like a The Lively Experiment prayer on a Buddhist Das Schwinden der Differenz prayer wheel It is that we the West have created a world that is a Miracle and we are in danger of losing it by our actions From there though chaos Stay promptly enters Jonah Goldberg s writing blurring it to incomprehensibility One of the major The Secret of the Crooked Cat problems with this book shows up immediately a miserable failure to Nemesis The Nympho Series Book 3 precisely define or even to try to define every crucial term starting with the Miracle The second major Dead to the World problem also rears its head uickly constant bootstrapping and begging the uestion For example on the very first Drache und Diamant page we are told that the highest form of argument in a democracy is one based on facts grounded in reason and decency Why is this limited to democracy More broadly why is this true What is decency in this context and what is it doing here especially since in the Hoca Anne ve Ailesi prior sentence Goldberg rejects any role for religious belief in his analysis Who knows Not the reader certainly at any Amaranth point in this bookLet s start with the most simple uestion what is this Miracle At first the reader intuits it 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liberalism and as capitalism Again none of these terms are ever defined leaving aside for now that under any definition these are indirectly related to material Design Basics progress at best Liberalism seems to be shorthand for Enlightenment ideas as embodied in John Locke though it is also casually and ludicrously euated with the rule of law with an implication that How to Understand Your Gender pre Enlightenment such a thing did not exist and could not have existed Capitalism seems to bear some relation to the free market but is often used in a sense so broad as to have nothing to do with the market and is sometimes tied to the Enlightenment or to certain Fifty Shades of Grey political ideas sometimes not Interspersed with all this are various simplistic conclusory statements such as a claim that until the West magicked up the undefined Miracle all governments were solely and entirely devices for the elites to exploit the masses and a wide variety of other non seuiturs and claims advanced without any evidence or reasoningThe second step of the Goldberg analysis is that assuming we agree that in the West we have gotten ourselves a Miracle we are in danger of committing suicide a very different suicide from that James Burnham identified in the book from which Goldberg steals his title For Goldberg suicide is any retreat from liberal democracy the apogee both of our civilization and of any civilization that can ever exist a height from which no further advances are Baby Blue practices out there in the world like Wendell Berry and the Cultivation of Life A Readers Guide prizes in some eternal scavenger hunt He says explicitly there is no better way You re standing at the end of history What that means is opaue although he is very much aware that Francis Fukuyama is widely ridiculed for a similar but at least clearly Kreuzfahrten Im Beringmeer presented claim but it appears to mean mostly that we re rich since no other system creates wealth And so on There is a danger though That is backsliding which means corruption decay a turn to the reactionary giving in to the drumbeats of our Twice the Cowboy primate brains rot and The Monkey in Art putrefaction all in the space of one William S Burroughs page and all meaning choosing anything different than take your Lakhoni The Guide and the Sword #1 pick liberalism capitalism or liberal democracyLeaving aside its mental confusion we ll return to it don t worry Suicide of the West is a common type of modern hack Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart political book the narration of cut rate and cut down history masuerading as analysis For after all narrating history is a lot easier than analysis so spreading a thin layer of thought on a slanted rehash of history is an easy way to Camus Das Ideal der Einfachheit Eine Biographie push out a book And although Goldberg cites a variety of mostly modern though all secondary works that revolve around modernity a lot of his footnotes are to lightweight material blog A Death In Munich posts newspaper articles the Encyclopedia Britannica and so forth and those that are books often cite to Kindle location a miserable Les Mots practice that should be forbidden by any decent Cursed The Thrice Cursed Mage #1 pressSo Goldberg begins the substance of his book by regurgitating Steven Pinker to demonstrate that human nature exists and that it is tribal and mostly unpleasant as shown by that we tend to kill each other and Hondo Fabian primitive man killed at a massive rate His One Piece 43 point that human nature exists Pinker is correct enough but since Goldberg is a huge Pinker fanboy he immediately slides from this relatively narrow The Billionaires Mind The Billionaires Heart #2 point into lecturing us that bad Eleven people are leading a rebellion against the unnatural nature of the Enlightenment and all of the Enlightenment s offspring capitalism democracy natural rights and science This claim of the Enlightenment being the source of everything good in the modern world of course a constant and ludicrous trope of Pinker which I already dissected and refuted in my review of Pinker s most recent book so I will not repeat that demolition here though at least Pinker writes clearly and Lonely Planet Prague the Czech Republic precisely Goldberg is trying I think to establish that if anyone dares attack the Enlightenment or claims that the West made any moral Teaching What Really Happened progress The Waste Lands prior to the Enlightenment that Telling God's Story Narrative Preaching for Christian Formation person must want us to go back to the torture Shakespeare's Christmas Lily Bard Mysteries Book 3 practices of the Aztecs and the Assyrians which he narrates in great detail in case we miss the Past Due point footnoting mostly to Pinker Then Goldberg solemnly tells us But few societies Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels and Stories Volume II put time energy and ingenuity into the Die Messertänzerin practice of torture than medieval Europeans His evidence for this Nothing which is not surprising considering it s wholly untrue since the use of torture by medieval Europeans has been exaggerated for Im Schatten des Mondlichts propaganda Clausewitz and the State The Man His Theories and His Times purposes for centuries something of which Goldberg seems unaware because he like his hero Pinker seems to know zero history other than that history everybody knows mostly gleaned from surfing the InternetOn and on the silliness goes Thus we are told with a straight face that Slavery was destroyed by capitalism For this bold and radical claim which ignores the social movements found only in Christianity that actually destroyed slavery as well as many other sophisticated and unsophisticated arguments about the interplay of capitalism and slavery along with the inconvenient fact that slavery existed in the West long after the Enlightenment was in full flower and without real objection from its leading lights we are directed to a blog Finding Noel post at Cafe Hayek That ten line 2009 Sea of Poppies post states that Slavery and capitalism are opposites For The Corrections proof or rather to challenge the notion that slavery is or ever was essential to capitalism not the same claim at all and in fact there are three distinct claims about slavery now being made a link to a 2005 column is The Encyclopedia of World Religions provided That link is dead Oh well I guess we will remain in the dark Then Goldberg tells us that we needed a war to end the institution Huh I thought capitalism destroyed it Then we are told that the very notion that humans can sell their services or labor in a free market is a remarkably recent idea which would have been news to the medieval artisan and the ancient Greek farmer We are also told that the child of a Roman slave did not inherit that status which is flatly untrue And that s about the level of facts reasoning and backup that is found throughout the book Your mileage will not varyThis ends Part I Next in Part II Goldberg steps back to give us his not very deep thoughts in separate chapters on the State Capitalism Reason and the American Miracle As far as the State we get a second Cliff Notes version of the Enlightenment in which John Locke is again the only Now Voyager Femmes Fatales Women Write Pulp person who matters and all other Isidore of Seville De Ecclesiasticis Officiis Ancient Christian Writers political thinkers of the time not to mention modern thinkers are ignored And certainly anybody who sees any value to The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor pre Enlightenment societies from James C Scott to Christian integralists or who sees any Angst problem with liberal democracy or the ever expanding sphere of unhinged Angst personal autonomy and emancipation from non chosen ties that is the Enlightenment s real gift to us from Ryszard Legutko to Patrick Deneen does not appear Offerings are burnt at the altar of the supposed social contract Much rambling about Hammurabi Gregory VII and Henry IV and chaotic discussion about monarchy aristocracy and father figures ensues We are then abruptly offered a cheesy conclusion about the State which has little to do with what uand j'étais photographe preceded it Every effort to do away with liberal democratic capitalism is reactionary because they all attempt to restore the unity of Nathan Fox Im Auftrag Ihrer Majestät purpose that defines the My Forever My Always premodern or tribal mind Leaving aside the breathtaking hubris bad history and total falsehood of this claim it illustrates Goldberg s main method of analysis which is repeating his Pillars of Salt pre baked conclusion at random The Undying King places hoping it becomes ever fixed in the reader s mindThen the focus turns to Capitalism where the talk is again mostly about modern Voices of the Voiceless Women Justice and Human Rights in Guatemala prosperity and again ignores competing theories about the Great Divergence and also ignores that it indisputably began long before the Enlightenment We are treated to endless confusion along with near continuous channeling of Deirdre McCloskey of whom Goldberg is also a fanboy as he is of the amazingly stupid Matt Ridley I know a great deal about this topic and I cannot fathom most of what Goldberg says since it is incoherent but it apparently revolves around claims that until the Enlightenment for both Catholics and Protestants we had no Götterdammerung progress because Notions of betterment innovation and improvement were seen literally as heresy Curiosity was a sin and the innovator was a heretic Thus capitalism which is undefined but is also the Miracle and also the Enlightenment created the Scientific Revolution of which Thomas Edison was a Wer übrig bleibt hat recht part To narrate these claims is to refute themGrinding on Reason began with John Locke whose only opposition was Rousseau who was a romantic and a reactionary which are the same thing Rousseau s descendants still fight reason with ignorance though and Phänomenologie der Aufmerksamkeit presumably want to torture everyone Then the American Founders channeled Locke giving us the best government ever although of course every time he mentions something good about the Founding Goldberg also hastily offers ¿Identität? Sehnsucht und Vergessen pre emptive apologies for everything bad of the time such as slavery and the supposed bad treatment of women since he does not want to become The Rapunzel Dilemma persona non grata on the DC and New York cocktail Istwa across the Water party circuits James Madison invented separation of Little powers out of whole cloth in an improvement on Locke The names Polybius and Montesuieu do not appear Thus we got the American Miracle which bears an undefined relationship to the Miracle but must be good given its nameGoldberg again and again tells us variations on that any deviation from the liberal order of the Miracle are both fundamentally romantic and reactionary Those are not compliments By romantic he seems to mean in the Rousseau and Goethe sense and by reactionary he means a return to some form of tribal solidary where we re all in it together Again with the Das Institut der letzten Wünsche pre baked and ludicrous conclusions the basic contention seems to be that the hive mind was everyone s goal until 1750 For Goldberg with no exceptions all The Easter Charade political ideas since the Enlightenment that are not the Enlightenment are both romantic and reactionary Communism Yup Nazism Yup Bernie Sanders Yup Trump Yup Environmentalism Yup To accomplish this neat division he seems to define romantic as any of the stupid illogic that disagrees with John Locke And he defines reactionary not with its Mysteres et beaute des abbayes cisterciennes proper meaning the creation of a new The Wolfs Heir The Wild Rites Saga #3 political order by reference at least in The Everything Wicca and Witchcraft Book Unlock the Secrets of Ancient Rituals Spells Blessings and Sacred Objects Everything Series part to the Dead Stay Dead past but with the Clay Birds Wood Mountain Series puerile and simplistic meaning of wholesale return to some imagined Golden Age that of forced unity or the Borg or something In other words he creates imaginary meanings and then uses those meanings to shunt all other Eyes Wide Open political analysis into a siding in which he can ignore it This if one can be chosen is the besetting failure of this book It refuses in any way to engage with the thinking of anyone else Not for Goldberg a grappling with those many modern conservative thinkers who reject the Enlightenment in whole or in The Face at the Window part Not for Goldberg a grappling with the struggles of Americans living under liberalism and capitalism that led to the rise of Trump Not for Goldberg any attempt to see why Truths We Confess Volume 3 progressives think what they think No all of them are simply knuckle dragging tribalists eager to destroy the Miracle and cast us all into the Sleep Like a Baby pitThen the reader is frog marched through Part III We are told how aristocracies are natural and because they are always bad they are always trying to destroy the Miracle for which claim a thumbnail history of Venice is offered Following we get a long but good explanation of the Progressive Era summarizing Goldberg s earlier Liberal Fascism Then the administrative state which is a form of elitist aristocracy and therefore a form of anti Miracle corruption cribbed with attribution as always from Charles Murray and Philip Hamburger Then a screed on Tribalism Today which you would think would focus on white nationalists or some other undesirables but mostly talks about leftist identity Pieces of Her personal note Goldberg talks glowingly of Hungarians escaping from Communism in 1956 as saying they are going to America not because they were forced into exile by the evils of Communism but Because son we were born Americans but in the wrong Le règne de lépervier place which as the child of a Hungarian refugee from Communism I find offensive and disloyal and not likely something a real Hungarian would say Finally though we do get a nod to the Witch Hunt Fae of Calaveras #2 problem that identity Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land Use Planning politics on the Left may create the same on the Right immediately followed by the claim that economic Spindrift protectionism of any sort is a manifestation of tribalismTo end the book we get a chapter on The Trumpian Era which does touch on Trump highly negatively but is mostly an attempt to draw a magic circle around democracy and to claim that no democracy no Miracle Not that any evidence for this is offered except Perfidia pointing out that much the world is still crappy and most of the world is not democratic so it must be that crappiness is caused by lack of democracy We also get snark about Michael Anton On a side note Goldberg claims Anton is a multimillionaire hedge fund The Sighted Singer Two Works on Poetry for Readers and Writers partner a claim he has repeated if you search the internet I had never heard that so I went hunting The only job Anton has had that meets that description is Managing Director of BlackRock from October 2015 to February 2017 According to his federal financial disclosure forms he was Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town paid a base of 200K a year by BlackRock and got a bonus of 150K one year and 170K in the second year Those are Animal Land An Allegorical Fable pittances by New York hedge fund standards There is no indication of any ownership or The Bride Wore Red Boots Seven Brides for Seven Cowboys #2 partnership status and no assets other than retirement accounts Toutes les familles heureuses plus a bank account with around 100K I conclude Goldberg is spreading a falsehood though I suppose it s hardly a slur to say a man is rich And we get the clich named chapter Things Fall Apart saying that because as Charles Murray has demonstrated the family has fallen apart and Trump is a jerk the flood tide of tribalism is about to sweep over us allNone of this is even remotely convincing even if some of the facts adduced are not totally wrong One The Mutiny problem I realized after getting to the end is that Goldberg just can t write Page after American Freak Show page bounces around from idea to idea usually roughly related to whatever the basic focus of the chapter is but rarely tied together in any coherent way Ideas bleed from chapter to chapter uncertain where their home is It does not help that typos abound Phil Gramm is introduced in one sentence and called Graham in the next and that the book features a total lack of consistency as to the generic But What If Theres No Chimney? pronoun sometimes they sometimes he or her And even Goldberg s attempts to show his His Halloween in Her Dress pop culture chops backfire he talks constantly about Game of Thrones the nihilistic fantasy TV series such as uoting a character the Mountain as saying a man has to have a code But it is not the Mountain Gregor Clegane who says that It is his brother Sandor Clegane the Hound and this is an bush league error since the brothers are utterly different characters and hate each other The Mountain only says a few words and is uickly killed and turned into a zombie while the Hound is a cynical motor mouth with a heart of gold These are small Die christliche Lehre von Schopfung und Erlosung problems if irritating compared to the rambling of the book which could be boiled down to a short and Candy Girl punchy if mostly wrong Detroit I Do Mind Dying pamphlet by a competent writer like me And if I were constructing a counter argument to that Daisy the Firecow pamphlet I would demonstrate that in the material realm the Enlightenment a movement of Fat Chance political ideas had nothing to do with the creation of the modern world and that in the Monsters Anonymous political realm there are many and Was machen wir jetzt? probably better alternatives to the Spelevink och hans bröder pass that the Enlightenment has led us none of which involve tribalism or barbarism or for that matter rot and Raiding the Icebox Reflections on Twentieth Century Culture putrefaction Another day To the Moon and 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REVIEW Suicide of the West DOWNLOAD Suicide of the West 109 Defines most of history in 18th century England when we accidentally discovered the miracle of liberal democratic capitalismAs Americans we are doubly blessed that those radical ideas were written into the Constitution laying the groundwork for our uniuely prosperous society Our rights come from God not from the government The government belongs to us; we do not belong to the government The individual is sovereign We are all captains of our own souls The fruits of our labors belong to usIn the last few decades these political virtues have been turned into vices As we are increasingly taught to view our tr. According to Goldberg human societies are naturally tribal greedy violent and uneual It is only in the recent history of the human animal that ideas such as universal human rights cooperation across borders for commerce and science and the euality of all people became widely held in the West Since these notions are not natural Western society will revert to what is natural unless these values are carefully safeguarded and cultivated In both the politics of Obama and Trump Goldberg sees clear evidence of such devolution The antidote is promulgation of capitalism the flourishing of the free market and the protection of small government At times I felt as if the tone of this book was rather condescending but I suspect that it was simply an attempt to keep his arguments accessible and engaging to a popular readership I do not share his conclusions I am far liberal politically than he is His conclusion that capitalism and small government alone can counteract the pull of greed fear of the outsider intolerance and other base impulses is not the conclusion that I draw But I did appreciate the opportunity to hear a rational voice outside the echo chamber that I often find myself in I found here that despite different political leanings we share values and aspirations than the current political conversation would have us believe This is one of those times when a GoodRead book group pick caused me to read something I would not have picked up on my own and I am richer for the experience Badger's Parting Gifts prosperous society Our rights come from God not from the government The government belongs to us; we do not belong to the government The individual is sovereign We are all captains of our own souls The fruits of our labors belong to usIn the last few decades these Ostende 1936 Sommer der Freundschaft political virtues have been turned into vices As we are increasingly taught to view our tr. According to Goldberg human societies are naturally tribal greedy violent and uneual It is only in the recent history of the human animal that ideas such as universal human rights cooperation across borders for commerce and science and the euality of all Die Entwicklung des Sozialismus von der Utopie zur Wissenschaft people became widely held in the West Since these notions are not natural Western society will revert to what is natural unless these values are carefully safeguarded and cultivated In both the Ist dieses Buch ansteckend? Erste Hilfe für Hypochonder politics of Obama and Trump Goldberg sees clear evidence of such devolution The antidote is Magic Platina promulgation of capitalism the flourishing of the free market and the Enemy on the Euphrates protection of small government At times I felt as if the tone of this book was rather condescending but I suspect that it was simply an attempt to keep his arguments accessible and engaging to a The Epilogue The Selection #31 popular readership I do not share his conclusions I am far liberal Children of Wrath politically than he is His conclusion that capitalism and small government alone can counteract the Lukes Cut Hells Eight #8 pull of greed fear of the outsider intolerance and other base impulses is not the conclusion that I draw But I did appreciate the opportunity to hear a rational voice outside the echo chamber that I often find myself in I found here that despite different The Liberation of Sita political leanings we share values and aspirations than the current The Adventures of Tom SawyerAdventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Prince and the Pauper political conversation would have us believe This is one of those times when a GoodRead book group Le Dernier des Justes pick caused me to read something I would not have Midnight is a Place picked up on my own and I am richer for the experience

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REVIEW Suicide of the West DOWNLOAD Suicide of the West 109 Aditions as a system of oppression exploitation and white privilege the principles of liberty and the rule of law are under attack from left and rightAt a moment when authoritarianism tribalism identity politics nationalism and cults of personality are rotting our democracy from within Goldberg exposes the West's suicidal tendencies on both sides of the ideological aisle For the West to survive we must renew our sense of gratitude for what our civilization has given us and rediscover the ideals that led us out of the bloody muck of the past or back to the muck we will goSuicide is painless liberty takes wo. To the extent that there is a vibrant political discourse in the United States today it resembles an inconclusive screaming match that never progresses towards any culmination Because of changes in information technology the room where that screaming match takes place has gotten louder and crowded as barbarians from the periphery such as myself have managed to penetrate the entrances in some small way In my own view the reason that public debates over the best nature of ordering society are so inconclusive despite the massive amount of time and energy poured into them is because people are arguing from fundamentally different and irreconcilable notions about the origins and inclinations of human nature These originating differences are seldom acknowledged or even explained But they are lurking there in the background exerting their decisive influenceFrom the title of this book I was braced for a very hysterical and pessimistic polemic about the state of life in the United States In reality it was like a miluetoast popular version of Francis Fukuyama s two volume series on the origin and decay of political order Goldberg reasons correctly that human nature has to be shaped and molded in certain directions by various institutions including families guilds religious communities schools and in the worst case states In the absence of any kind of molding we simply revert back to a state of nature which contra Rousseau is not a good thing The reasons for why we evolved the institutions we did are open to debate and Goldberg gives his own version here But the uncontroversial point is that they are simultaneously very important and under perpetual threat from a naturally regressive human nature For the most part this is simply a restatement of the underlying debate between people who are either very optimistic or very pessimistic about what people are ultimately like and whose political preferences are downstream from this core difference Personally I have a hard time reconciling humans are fundamentally animals with humans are fundamentally good and altruistic but these two beliefs held together seems to be a common baseline belief for peopleGoldberg is a conservative but the thing that he is actually interested in conserving is liberal democracy He is hostile to romantic movements of both the left and right that he sees as undermining the Miracle of American freedom and prosperity He sees romanticism very flexibly as a driver of all types of assaults against the liberal democratic order which has provided great material wellbeing but in many respects cuts against our tribal biological programming Although he gives some bare minimum lip service to people not being too thrilled when they get creatively destroyed by our present form of unrestrained neoliberal capitalism he never takes seriously the idea that anyone has a serious criticism of the current way of doing things Everything is chalked up as some kind of psychological failing of people wishing to revert back to a lower form of life People do sometimes falsely see conspiracies and structural failures where they don t exist Yet anyone with two eyes can see that an unregulated economic system over time has accreted an undeserving aristocracy not to mention the terrifying destruction of common goods like the natural environmentGoldberg makes some good points about the role of elites in society who often purposely make things as complex as possible to create barriers to entry to various fields for the lower orders The intelligentsia feeds people s desires for a certain form of reassurance in a world defined by constant flux by selling resentment of the way things are He gives far too much credit to pure liberal ideas for creating modern prosperity than the brute force discovery of fossil capitalism But it is true that there are some great miracles we live with today that are taken far too much for granted Amid a predicted excoriation of political correctness Goldberg even makes the sensible point that some of these debates are simply about the need for manners which believe it or not are actually a good thingThis book reads like an apologia for a worthwhile political order of which people have tired but the actual reasons for this disenchantment are almost totally occluded Goldberg rightly extolls the necessity of intermediate institutions in society between the individual and state But while sort of acknowledging it he never takes seriously that our Social Darwinian economic system may have ruthlessly destroyed these necessary social bodies He raises the flag of a disembodied liberalism which is not a bad thing but the order he is extolling seems to be uite distant from the material realities of how many live in the present day Aside from some true facts about how life is better today than it was in 1700 there are not a lot of numbers in this books talking about the relative immiseration of people over the past few decades and the inevitable social conseuences of that including the destruction of the family which he correctly devotes a chapter to as an important social bulwark This kind of unreflective analysis is part of why I suspect that Never Trump conservatives are unpopular on the right they don t actually conserve anything Goldberg actually seems like a decent person and I can see very clearly why he recoiled from Trump who very clearly embodies the uncivilized man that liberal democracy was supposed to prevent from ever emerging I just disagree on the reasons for why it failed to do so Icebergs A Novel privilege the Breathe Out Living Life to the Fullest with Emphysema COPD or Smoker's Lung principles of liberty and the rule of law are under attack from left and rightAt a moment when authoritarianism tribalism identity Mrs Jeffries Forges Ahead Mrs Jeffries #28 politics nationalism and cults of Canaris Patriot im Zwielicht personality are rotting our democracy from within Goldberg exposes the West's suicidal tendencies on 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the most Bagdad Marlboro part this is simply a restatement of the underlying debate between The Holocaust Industry Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering people who are either very optimistic or very Nur für Schokolade pessimistic about what Ostatnie życzenie people are ultimately like and whose Loving the Vampire Vampire of Manhattan #1 political Conuer The Cube In 45 Seconds preferences are downstream from this core difference Personally I have a hard time reconciling humans are fundamentally animals with humans are fundamentally good and altruistic but these two beliefs held together seems to be a common baseline belief for TrackingA Blueprint for Learning How peopleGoldberg is a conservative but the thing that he is actually interested in conserving is liberal democracy He is hostile to romantic movements of both the left and right that he sees as undermining the Miracle of American freedom and Multi level Governance prosperity He sees romanticism very flexibly as a 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talking about the relative immiseration of HitlerMilitary Commander people over the For the Sake of Elena past few decades and the inevitable social conseuences of that including the destruction of the family which he correctly devotes a chapter to as an important social bulwark This kind of unreflective analysis is Teklords part of why I suspect that Never Trump conservatives are unpopular on the right they don t actually conserve anything Goldberg actually seems like a decent Bantalku Ombak Selimutku angin person and I can see very clearly why he recoiled from Trump who very clearly embodies the uncivilized man that liberal democracy was supposed to めぐみとつぐみ prevent from ever emerging I just disagree on the reasons for why it failed to do so

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