Ed Driscoll

The Four Horsemen Of Progressivism, Then And Now

NRODT20091231The latest edition of “National Review On Dead Tree” profiles the four founding fathers of 20th century “Progressivism”: “Jonah Goldberg, Tiffany Jones Miller, Bradley C. S. Watson, and Fred Siegel profile four intellectual architects of Obaman liberalism: Richard Ely, John Dewey, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., and Herbert Croly.”

Found via Ace, in a nicely-timed Freudian slip, John Kerry claims that their 21st century successors are on the hoof: “This can be a catalyzing moment. It’s a powerful signal to see President Obama, Premier Wen, Prime Minister Singh, and President Zuma agree on a meeting of the minds. These are the four horsemen of a climate change solution…”

We can only hope that a journey beyond the precipice awaits them.

Update: Tim Blair has further thoughts on the apocalyptic equestrian stylings of the man who was almost president.

Update: Via Theo Spark, artist’s illustration of the Four Horsemen at the precipice:

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