The Theocon Menace


Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar paul h. says:

    Well … I think Linker’s point was that Neuhaus et al. resist liberalism AS SUCH (Macintyre does as well, in his own way, though he doesn’t bother with politics at all, instead washing his hands of the whole business), and that when you resist liberalism, what do you have left? Linker, if I’m not mistaken (and judging by his book) seems to at least hint at the idea: what you have left is something tending towards authoritarianism and fascism (see: ultra-conservative Catholics in Vichy France, Franco’s Spain, etc. etc.), a top-down authoritarian theocracy. Which is what came before liberalism, obviously (well, just before; prior to that you have the Athenian/Roman humanist pagan virtues etc.)Report