Monday, June 29, 2020

‘The God That Failed’: Why the U.S. Cannot Now Re-Impose Its Civilisational Worldview — Alastair Crooke

Liberal core tenets of individual autonomy, freedom, industry, free trade and commerce essentially reflected the triumph of the Protestant worldview in Europe’s 30-years’ civil war. It was not fully even a Christian view, but more a Protestant one.

This narrow, sectarian pillar was able to be projected into a universal project – only so long as it was underpinned by power....


World views are justifications (values-based, normative) rather than explanations (factual, scientific).

Alastair Crooke goes a bit of the rails as the article goes on, in fact, quite a bit.

Strategic Culture Foundation
‘The God That Failed’: Why the U.S. Cannot Now Re-Impose Its Civilisational Worldview
Alastair Crooke | founder and director of the Conflicts Forum, and former British diplomat and senior figure in British intelligence and in European Union diplomacy

6 comments:

Nebris said...

Rampant Capitalism crushed those liberal ideals.

Peter Pan said...

Ideals exist to be venerated, flouted and trampled. Simultaneously.

Matt Franko said...

“ But today, with America’s soft power collapsed ”

LOL that is trumps policy... that’s what we trump voters voted for....

This moron seems to think this is all happening “by itself”...

Matt Franko said...

“ John Stuart Mill, in his seminal (1859), On Liberty, never doubted that a universal civilisation, grounded in liberal values, was the eventual destination of all of humankind. He looked forward to an ‘Exact Science of Human Nature’, which would formulate laws of psychology and society as precise and universal as those of the physical sciences. Yet, not only did that science never emerge,...”

LOL that is when Scientists LEFT those nut-jobs and formed their own academe.... 1860.... when these Platonist nut-jobs like this guy and Darwin started to advocate for whacky Thesis like this...

“We’re outa here!”.... created their own Science Degree and associated methodology... 100 years later were sitting on the moon... have never looked back......

S400 said...

You may think you’re sitting on the moon but you’re not. Others did and you claim their fame.

Nebris said...

Like most Trump voters, Franko is a psychopath.