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How Marx May Win After All


Item: “The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality.” — President Washington, April 30, 1789

Item: “I believe with every fiber of my being that in the long run we cannot keep this country safe unless we enlist the power of our most fundamental values.” — President Obama, May 21, 2009

What do these two presidential utterances have in common? Nothing. 

Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Harry Jaffa explains:

The society of the future is one in which the moral distinction that is based upon the Judeo-Christian and Greek traditions will dissolve.  We are moving into a Communist world; we are moving into the world that Marx wanted without knowing it and without having the kind of revolution that Marx predicted and thought was necessary.  For example, the President always talks about our values.  What does [President Obama] mean by values?  Values are moral choices, which have no object or basis. The value is a subjective desire, not an objective truth.  He does not know what he is saying; he does not know the importance.  A hundred years ago, nobody would have spoken about our principles as being values

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