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Liberalism and Privilege

The problem with the standard liberal line of argument on reformation’s preferability to revolution is its advocates’ failure to understand, or accept, or admit that social justice is not equally attractive for all parties specifically because some have much invested in continued relationships of unequal, unearned privilege, holding the world back from change.

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    Posted 24 January 2013 at 11:23 pm | Link

    That is an insanely useful piece of insight.

    If you’re looking to make it an enduring quote, I think it could be refined to remove the implication that this is the sole reason for preferring reform over revolution. I think a multiplicity of motivations can be present, even within a generalized set such as “liberals”.

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