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Monday, December 29, 2003

Posted by Tanstaafl
Arguing With Oakeshott:

But ours is the one revolution that worked, and it did precisely because our founders were epistemologically modest too, and didn't pretend to know what is the good life, only that people should be free to figure it out for themselves.
Because of that legacy, we stink at social engineering. Our government couldn't even come up with a plan for postwar Iraq — thank goodness, too, because any 'plan' hatched by technocrats in Washington would have been unfit for Iraqi reality.

Interesting Brooks column. I don't know anything about Oakeshott, and as far as I know, I haven't read anything he wrote, but I'm sure to go look some up.


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