Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on July 31, 2020

in Country Problems, Current Affairs

… is from Joseph Epstein’s May 2015 essay “The Unassailable Virtue of Victims“:

The contemporary victim tends to be angry, suspicious, above all progress-denying. He or she is ever on the lookout for that touch of racism, sexism, homophobia, or insensitivity that might show up in a stray opinion, an odd locution, an uninformed misnomer. People who count themselves victims require enemies. Forces high and low block their progress: The economy disfavors them; society is organized against them; the malevolent, who are always in ample supply, conspire to keep them down; the system precludes them.


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