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What Explains the Vicious Left?

6th July 2017

David Gelertner connects the dots.

The asymmetry of modern politics is clear to every conservative; painfully clear to several Yale undergraduates who asked me about it recently. Leftists, they pointed out, are hostile, nasty, and seem to have no concept of a civil conversation. Why? Because they are winning? Losing? Are natural-born bullies? And how can this dangerous mood be changed?

It’s not just a question of civility versus rudeness—which of course is no small thing in itself. The deeper problem is that the left seems to have lost its taste for democracy.

Oh, c’mon, the Left was never about democracy. From Russia to China to Eastern Europe to Cuba to Venezuela, whenever the Left comes to power democracy is the first thing that goes in the Memory Hole.

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