So here’s a condensed version of maganimous–or FRIDAY NIGHTS LIGHTS–conservatism in one place.
[...] So here’s a condensed version of maganimous–or FRIDAY NIGHTS LIGHTS–conservatism in one place. Source: Postmodern Conservative [...]
I was a bit turned off by the title at first (not a fan of any of these shows, probably wouldn’t watch two of them even if I had HBO), but dead-on accurate and insightful commentary. I’m curious, though, if your take on “Girls” (for sure) and “Big Love” (wasn’t clear to me) is that these shows demonstrate the problem with liberalism reduced to absurdity, do you think anybody who hasn’t read deToqueville gets it? In other words, do these shows just model even more inappropriate behavior, or do they show to a significant portion of the audience the emptiness of these lifestyle choices?
Also, your conclusion about a viable conservativism in the future was spot-on. It has to do with responsibility. And the rich have no monopoly on responsibility. Nor do the poor simply lack responsibility.
Thanks, Baby: Will be back in touch on your good questions. But it is true that the power of both GIRLS and BIG LOVE is from pushing certain features of liberalism to absurdity. It might be true you’d have to know Tocqueville to see that clearly.
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