The Corner

Dismantling the Culture

Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Thomas Sowell, author of Dismantling America.  The United States isn’t in decline merely because the federal government is overweening and ineffective, Dr. Sowell argues.  We’re in decline because we have abandoned our most fundamental values.

The idea of personal responsibility is more or less off the table.  It’s passé in many places…If you don’t have a sense of personal responsibility, and what you have is the government taking money from responsible people and giving it to irresponsible people — or in many cases corrupt people — that’s not a viable situation for the long term.

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Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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