Saturday, January 13, 2007

Ralph Raico on European Exceptionalism

Mr. Raico notes that, "One highly important factor in the advance of the West is the relative lack of institutionalized envy in Western culture." This point is essential to understanding why the West, and especially the U.S., have been able to create such affluent and historically marvelous societies.

This also helps us to understand that institutionalized envy is probably the greatest threat to prosperity AND to human rights. Institutionalized envy is most likely the single greatest cause of genocide. Clearly, the institutionalized Stalinists working in our major universities have as their major goal the institutionalization of envy, as exemplified by the Group of 88 at Duke at the onset of the Nifong Lacrosse Non-rape hoax.

They, not us, are the problem.