Fantastic, complex, long article but very worth absorbing.
“While Marxists know their aim is to destroy the traditions holding liberalism in place, liberals refuse to engage in the kind of conservatism needed to defend their traditions. Indeed, liberals frequently disparage tradition, telling their children and students to reason freely and “draw your own conclusions.”
The result is a radical imbalance between Marxists, who consciously work to bring about a conceptual revolution, and liberals whose insistence on “freedom from inherited tradition” provides little or no defense—and indeed, opens the door for precisely the kinds of arguments and tactics that Marxists use against them. This imbalance means that the dance moves only in one direction, and that liberal ideas tend to collapse before Marxist criticism in a matter of decades.”
The Challenge of Marxism - QuilletteI. The collapse of institutional liberalism For a generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, most Americans and Europeans regarded Marxism as an enemy that had been defeated once and for ...