Thursday, May 17, 2012

Douthat Again

More Douthat from the "Heretic" book promotion:

Finally, when strong religious impulses coexist with weak religious institutions, people become more likely to channel religious energy into partisan politics instead, and to freight partisan causes with more metaphysical significance than they can bear. The result, visible both in the “hope and change” fantasies of Obama’s 2008 campaign and the right-wing backlash it summoned up, is a politics that gives free rein to both utopian and apocalyptic delusions, and that encourages polarization without end.

Read it here.

1 comment:

Steve Hayes said...

And meanwhile, the world remains much the same, and the "change you can believe in" is really no change at all.