The Corner

Re: The Human Condition

From a reader:

The implication of having permanent problems of the human condition is that

Conservatives know that we need to fashion institutions (marraige, police,

armies, etc.) to compensate for or to control these problems.   Over the

millenia, society has developed these institutions to deal with various

problems. 

Liberals feel (note: not think) that these problems can be sufficiently

addressed through additional education of the humans involved, while

degrading or disassembling the very institutions designed to throttle the

problem behaviors. 

The problems ARE addressable.  Through careful control.  But the problems

are not ignorable, which is what the liberals advocate, when they claim that

they can educate the problems out while disassembling the controlling

institutions.  

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