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...because they've won. Utterly. The culture (or the lack thereof) is theirs: TV, education, higher education, Hollywood, Ford Foundation, State Department, etc. Everything but commercial talk radio.
But it has come at a cost: liberalism can't be rational, because it prohibits the very things that people care most about, such as moral truth and a way of life based on it. Therefore they can only defend the things they care most about by being irrational. (Lawrence Auster's summation)
But there is resistance. The left likes to crudely lump us all together. Who are these resisters to the liberal hegemony?
Jim Kalb, whose new book is very profound, I think has the answers:
Today's dissidents are particularist -- traditionalist, fundamentalist, populist, or nationalist. Beyond that, they are antisecularist and antihedonist. They reject a system of politics that bases social order on human desire, because they reject the view that lies behind it, that men make morality for their own purposes.
Today all things are justified on the grounds that they help men get what they want. Those who recognize an authority superior to human purposes are seen as dangerous bigots who want to oppress others in the name of some sect or arbitrary principle. As a consequence, fundamental political discussion no longer exists.
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