Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Where are you Reinhold?

Peter Beinart has written a book comparing how American liberal faced the cold war to how they (and their opponents) are facing the war on terror. His historical analysis is very interesting, but his hope to provide a model for the present sounds like wishful thinking. The sixties happened. What does today's "liberal" culture have in common with the likes of Reinhold Niebuhr?

1 comment:

XC said...

What does today's "liberal" culture have in common with the likes of Reinhold Niebuhr?

Very little. Most Niebuhrians--like Padre Neuhaus--have abandoned the "liberals" over issues like abortion.