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Voltaire v. Rousseau

05/02/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General, Politicks

Link: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/20/are-liberals-on-the-wrong-side-of-history

The back-and-forth of cold Utopianism and hot Volk-worship continues to this day. The Davos men are Voltaire’s children, a transnational and fatuously progressive élite; Trump and Brexit voters are Rousseau’s new peasant hordes, terrified of losing cultural continuity and clan comfort.

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