Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Liberals and the Idea of Rationality

The idea of rationality is the key means through which liberalism establishes its superiority in society. The liberals own all the mouthpieces of intellectual, artistic, and political discourse; thus they possess the power to valorize their own agenda as rational and brand the agenda of their rivals, like the conservatives, as irrational. The language of rationality imparts a superior status to liberalism and ensures its success in the intellectual and political battles. The liberals cannot be defeated as long as they possess the power to determine what is rational and what isn’t.

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