Quote note (#162)
Robert Tracinski on ‘The Paradox of Dogma’:
If I were to come up with one idea for how the left could cripple itself over the long term, it would be: teach your young adherents that ideological debate is an abnormal trauma and that it is a terrible imposition to ever expect them to engage in it. It is a great way of raising a generation of mental cripples. And that is exactly what they have set out to do.
(Congenital conservative optimism aside, that seems right.)