Mitchell Langbert

Mitchell Langbert


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410 weeks ago @ The Freeman | Ideas On... - Is Obama a Socialist? · 0 replies · +1 points

You're surely right, but the difference strikes me as thin. Ever since Walter Weyl wrote New Democracy, Progressives have used an incremental approach to the advocacy of socialism. Weyl, in fact, supported socialism, but he argued for a gradual, social democratic approach whereby firms are required to consider social issues; government programs expand; and business is regulated. Over time, the various kinds of intervention congeal, and voila, socialism arrives. We are near the end time, so the Progressives distinction (that Weyl makes clear in New Democracy is tactical and spurious) is not so important. Nor did Weyl invent the gradualist strategy for overturning American liberty. In Politics, Aristotle goes over a number of tactics by which Constitutions can be overturned, and sure enough, the gradualist approach that Weyl mentions is among the tactics listed for overturning a democratic constitution.

419 weeks ago @ Tenth Amendment Center - It's not About Politic... · 0 replies · +1 points