Tuesday, June 10, 2008

How to win the war of ideas II

More from the Belmont Club

The Islamic missionary effort is like the Left in that it is in a state of perpetual militancy. Over long years they develop a very efficient system of mutual support and alliances which very often can overmatch any ad-hoc or spontaneous opposition to their agendas. Even when momentarily checked, they simply lie low and wait for the next opportunity.

This is perfectly legitimate behavior in a democratic society. But over time any idea which expresses itself in perpetual organization will gradually gain ground. That's just the way it is.

Our task is to express the idea of the Free Society in perpetual organization. Part 1: update classical liberal ideas for the 21st century so they are relevant to our time; Part 2: become perpetual organizers aka entrepreneurs aka strategic citizens.

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