Long story, but I’m working on a major essay on the continuing relevance of Whittaker Chambers’s historic pessimism even after the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union, and I can’t help but pass along this fragment: “In the U.S., the Left must take power by deception.”
Still as true today as when he wrote this in 1954. In fact, this ought to be a bumper sticker, or maybe even a tattoo. (More to come as I proceed with this ancillary project.)
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