Wise and Unwise Utopias

In this 1973 essay, Irving Kristol explains how modern progressive ideologies exhibit a “kind of madness, which we familiarly call ‘utopianism.’” At the heart of any madness is a decisive disconnection from reality. In this case, the divorce occurs through a misunderstanding of the proper role of imagination. In classical thought, utopias are the resultContinue reading “Wise and Unwise Utopias”