Creating an amoral civilisation, openly, as a way to stifle freedom


David Davis

Daniel Hannan has suggested that it’s easy to divorce a civilisation from its history and religious- or folk-imagery. I maintain that this matters for libertarians (let’s leave the pastoral imagery of the two great monotheistic religions out of it just now.) This is because a sense of historical continuity is I think a necessary _AND_ insufficient condition for liberalism to evolve or survive.

How else could, for example, the title of a Wireless Tele Vision pornography show have failed to be properly conflated with the all-seeing wickedness of George Orwell’s panopticon, and how could the producers have got away with it?

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