Stalking the Therapeutic State


Where are we today, and how did we get here? The political, social, and moral world around us is very different from what most adult Westerners remember from their younger days. Older accounts of our political life, that it is based on the will of the people or negotiations among interest groups, no longer ring quite true, while newer slogans like "tolerance"" conceal more than they reveal. To most of us it is not clear what has happened or why. How did ""inclusiveness"" become the highest virtue? Ordinary sexual morality bigotry? What could ""celebrating diversity"" possibly mean, when to celebrate a thing is to celebrate its special and particular qualities? And why does ""pluralism"" mean that everything has to be the same?