If I’ve noticed anything about radical progressives, it’s that they tend to be intensely angry – and desperately unhappy.
Excerpt from the conclusion
Young adults often become radicals after they realize the immensity of the cruelty and malevolence in the world. They reject a society that tolerates such suffering. They sanctify justice as their telos. But without truth to orient justice, seekers of justice will crash and crash again into reality, and will craft increasingly nightmarish and paranoid ideological analyses, burning out activists, destroying lives through jail or abuse, and leaving the world an uglier, more painful place. To paraphrase Alice Dreger, there is no justice without wisdom, and no wisdom without surrender to uncertainty in the pursuit of truth.
The whole thing’s worth a read.
Think about it when looking at the new DFL majority in Saint Paul.