Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time to get moving again …

… Back to the Future by Peter Thiel | Articles | First Things. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Are we making progress? Not so much, Douthat answers. Baby boomers will wince at his title, since “decadence” sounds to them like the complaint of an old curmudgeon. They cannot stand to think of themselves as old, nor can they bear to think of the society they dominate as dysfunctional. But this is a young man’s book. Douthat can see our sclerotic institutions clearly because his vision is not distorted by out-of-date memories from a more functional era.

1 comment:

  1. Baby boomers can't stand to think of themselves as old? In my experience, we have a pretty clear notion of our age. We may be reluctant to think that we're wrong, but Mr. Thiel does not seem to be a pattern of humility.