Why Liberals are Always “Shocked & Offended”

At some point last week Douglas Wilson wrote a blog post about the Marilynn Robinson interview with Religions New Service. As usual Wilson offered some keen insight into the issues along with some laughs (or scowls depending on your perspective. You can read his whole post here.I enjoy many aspects of Wilson’s writing but something that I particularly enjoy is his broad usage a potent quotes. Wilson seems to bleed G.K. Chesterton & C.S. Lewis is you prick him on just about any subject. This is a good thing because both Chesterton and Lewis usually have some pretty great things to say!

In his piece about the Robinson interview he quoted someone by the name of William Buckley to make a point. Here’s the quote:

William F. Buckley once put it, “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.”

When I read this quotation I immediately put it in my Evernote because I new I would just have to share it here.

Great quotations have a way of stating common knowledge in a way that is uncommon. I thought this was a great quote and I honestly think it speaks for itself so I am going to stop typing now.

Food for thought.



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