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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Prager University: Are You On the Wrong Side of History?

"We teach what isn't taught." - Dennis Prager

As a student of history I find it extremely interesting to look back at previous powers who never saw their demise coming.  Be it the ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, Hittites, Persians, Spartans, Romans, etc., or the more modern Turks, French, Brits, Nazis and Soviets...I don't find it interesting because I glorify in reading about arrogant powers becoming less powerful - or even extinguished.  I find it interesting because in their time they surely thought they were powerful for a variety of reasons:  military strength, economic and financial genius, resource and technological domination, they were 'shined on by god.', etc., which in their eyes led them to believe they would be powerful forever.  In other words, they all thought they were "on the right side of history." 

Unfortunately for these powers, history is a brutal master, and no one has proven to be forever in power - regardless of how much they thought they would be...The same will hold true for the U.S.  The same will hold true for modern-Liberalism, which has been the most successful ideology of the past 100+ years.  But, it will find itself ground up by time just like every other ideology before it.

If nothing else Utopia is impossible, and without finding Utopia, Liberalism will be an ultimate failure, because its entire existence is based on creating Utopia...No matter how much they claim those who battle them are on "the wrong side of history."

This semester of Prager University is presented by:
 Jonah Goldberg

"When used at home, 'the wrong side of history' is a sign of strength...But internationally, the phrase is a sign of weakness...What unites both terms is arrogance." - J.G.

"The future is a blank page, and we don't know what will be written on it." - J.G.



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