When vaulting ambition (as his must surely have been) is allied to utter mediocrity, the result is… 700 pages that are a torture to read.
The choice is not between a Spartan communitarianism or Brook Farm-style collectivism, and contemporary liberalism.
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We in the West need to draw on the best anti-totalitarian wisdom, as never before.
Because coercion could only work to a certain point, the default communist policy was deceit, even when everyone knew the regime’s positions were a lie.
If the current regimes in places like Hungary and Poland do indeed represent the “Spirit of 1989,” this is only true in a very partial way.