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Power is Truth

FEATURED ARTICLES: Reprint Power is Truth: The New Left Credo — Fools, Frauds, and Firebrands Review July 9, 2017 | Mark McIntire THE EC JOURNAL @ Fools, Frauds, and Firebrands , written by Roger Scruton, is precisely  the  book that every student of modern political science and/or economics should read. Even if you don’t know the difference between a ‘dialectic’ and a ‘praxis,’ your lack of deep philosophical literacy will not impede the read. With tong and scalpel, Scruton offers the reader a narrative answer to a simple question. How did the very core idea of Western culture and law change from individual natural rights, seeking only truth, to contrived group rights, seeking only power? Scruton wants one's inference to tumble out of these pages at the end. Fake news, identity politics, corporate shame, the evil 1%, globalism, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+, ANTIFA, and now our shooting cultural war all stem fr