Thursday, September 18, 2008

Let’s say we do have a 1930s-style Depression...
...with all the misery and social unrest that came with it. How do you think that would affect the shape of American politics? How would it affect the parties?

My guess is that Pyrrho is right: social liberalism would be the first to go.
As P.J. O’Rourke once said ‘spirituality’ would be out and religion in. Not hobby religion as Arturo calls it; real religion as in ‘I have to answer to God’. True in some cases but, as Rod Dreher suggests, involuntary poverty also drives a lot of people away from God.

Camille Paglia is spot-on here as well.

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