The idea of “heaven on earth” — a godless temporal utopia — is “the most harmful delusion in history,” said Dan Flynn, author of A Conservative History of the Left, in a speech to the Young America’s Foundation conference this afternoon at George Washington University.
Addressing some 400 students from across the country, Flynn recounted the history of 19th-century socialist Robert Owen’s “New Harmony” commune, “a complete disaster.” Noting Owen’s opposition to private property, religion and marriage, Flynn said, “It is as it was — not a lot has changed in 180 years.”
As mentioned in my article on the conference, this is the temporary headquarters of “Youth Against Hope.” To give an idea of the “brand damage” problem on some campuses, one student reported that one of her classmates told her, “I’m a libertarian — I’m for Obama.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?