Replacing liberal abstraction with traditionalist concreteness

Remember James Burnham’s series of 39 liberal statements that we discussed a week ago, that the reader is supposed to agree or disagree with in order to find out how liberal or conservative he is? There were lots of UN-y type affirmations in the collection, such as, “Political, economic or social discrimination based on religious belief is wrong.” Jim F. had a problem with the statements because they were too abstract and general. Namely they left out any reference to Islam. He has addressed that lack in a comment which has just been added to the thread.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 19, 2009 10:55 PM | Send

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