Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business.
A society that has made nostalgia a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change.
Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.
Liberals subscribe to the new flexible, pluralistic definition of the family their defense of families carries no conviction.
Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection.
The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time.
Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics.
When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes.
The proper reply to right wing religiosity is not to insist that politics and religion don't mix. This is the stock response of the left.
A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment to the family has led some liberals to concede that family is not just a buzzword for reaction.
It is no longer an unwritten law of American capitalism that industry will attempt to maintain wages at a level that allows a single wage to support a family.
Because politics rests on an irreducible measure of coercion, it can never become a perfect realm of perfect love and justice.
The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing new diversity of family types.
In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs.
The family wage has been eroded by the same developments that have promoted consumerism as a way of life.
Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays a less important part in a consumer society, where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion.
Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories.
Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism is an ideology of denial. Its symbol is a smile button.
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