Ed Driscoll

Human Nature Has No History

Orrin Judd finds a revealing quote from Jeanne Kirkpatrick:

Reflecting at a 2002 conference on her early career as a socialist, she said it had been “relatively short.” As she read the works of various socialists, she said, “I came to the conclusion that almost all of them, including my grandfather, were engaged in an effort to change human nature. The more I thought about it, the more I thought this was not likely to be a successful effort.”

Eschaton-building seldom works.