The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum.
The left has come to regard common sense – the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community – as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
Neoclassical economics insists that advertising cannot force consumers to buy anything they don’t already want to buy.
It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different set of values that is destructive of family life.
I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing.
The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense.
Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business.
It is no longer an unwritten law of American capitalism that industry will attempt to maintain wages at a level that allows a single wage to support a family.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.
Where questions of style and exposition are concerned I try to follow a simple maxim: if you can’t say it clearly you don’t understand it yourself.