Coincidentally to Steve Jobs’ death, and appropriately enough, George Will in the Washington Post refutes Massachusetts Senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren’s recent attack on individualism and entrepreneurship.
“Elizabeth Warren, Harvard law professor and former Obama administration regulator (for consumer protection), is modern liberalism incarnate. As she seeks the Senate seat Democrats held for 57 years before 2010, when Republican Scott Brown impertinently won it, she clarifies the liberal project and the stakes of contemporary politics.
“The project is to dilute the concept of individualism, thereby refuting respect for the individual’s zone of sovereignty. The regulatory state, liberalism’s instrument, constantly tries to contract that zone — for the individual’s own good, it says.” Read more of Will’s column here
“‘For your own good’ is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.”