Towards A Good Samaritan World

Thursday, March 10, 2005


"The Therapeutic Dependency State." Louis Woodhill over at the Social Security Choice blog has a great post which coins a great phrase. Read it.

"The Therapeutic Dependency State" is a good description of the historical phenomenon that the broad and diverse right-wing insurgency-- neocon, paleocon, theocon, free-marketeer, and libertarian. And despite our increasingly loud and awkward differences, it is opposition to the Therapeutic Dependency State which still gives a certain unified moral purpose to the divergent brands of conservatism. As long as the Therapeutic Dependency State is unvanquished, conservatives in all their disparate varieties will have a common cause.


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