A few years ago, Umberto Ecco wrote:
G K Chesterton is often credited with observing: “When a man ceases to believe in God, he doesn’t believe in nothing. He believes in anything.” Whoever said it – he was right. We are supposed to live in a sceptical age. In fact, we live in an age of outrageous credulity.
Hey, somebody should write a book about this topic!
Related: Victor Davis Hanson presciently notes the gloomy subtext of Obama’s message, but posits that–who knows?–“Maybe America is finally ready for a black McGovern.”
And to rather tenuously connect Steven Malanga’s new article with VDH’s, New Jersey, with its crushing taxes, bloated state government, and shortage of individual rights seems primed to vote for the next McGovern. The state happily voted for his 2004 equivalent, of course.