Book review: The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech, by Kirsten Powers
Great topic, well handled (June 14, 2015)
Kirsten Powers writes with great authority and knowledge on this important topic, providing excellent examples of the thousands of instances of the authoritarian nature of progressives (she calls them the illiberal left). I was particularly pleased that she touched on the progressive meme that “disagreement is violence,” as I have noted this myself in several progressive writings and utterances over the decades. She doesn’t go so far as to compare actual violence (which is OK, especially when it’s committed by a progressive) to the unexcusible disagreement, but she provides one great example, and the intelligent reader will be able to come to the obvious and logical conclusion.
The only thing missing is a solution to the problem, but maybe none exists. Maybe we’ll just have to wait until the pendulum swings the other way in another couple of decades, or the system just augers in and we lose all our freedoms.