Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wilcox on Murray on "the modern horror of being thought 'judgmental'"

     "There are at least two ways to close this cultural divide and renew the cultural foundations of the American experiment. First, policy makers and business leaders need to shore up the economic foundations of working- and middle-class life. . . .
      "Second, as Mr. Murray notes, the members of the upper class must abandon the modern horror of being thought 'judgmental'; instead, he says, they should 'preach what they practice.' This does not mean turning the clock back to the 1950s or the Victorian age. It just means that the elites who control the heights of government, education, business and the popular culture could do a lot more to encourage the core American values that they themselves now live by."

     W. Bradford Wilcox, "Values inequality," The Wall Street journal, 31 January 2012.

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