Quote of the Day – R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

“There is only one political value that they [progressives] have stood by through three generations, and that is the political value of disturbing your neighbor.” If conservatism is a temperament, he adds, “liberalism is an anxiety—an anxiety about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, which explains their eagerness to coerce, to tax, to social-engineer.” R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. interviewed in the Wall Street Journal

I think that is one of the best descriptions of the progressive (or as I like to call it, communist) movement in America.

Tyrrell has just published his book,  After the Hangover: The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery which has been highly praised and recommended by everyone on the right.  This book will be the next on my “must read” list. He is the founder and publisher of The Spectator.

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