Harvey J. Kaye writes that, even with our successes, with our rich history, liberals don't fight back hard enough.
"The Founders—not just the likes of Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, and Hamilton, but all the more Thomas Paine’s people, American artisans, farmers, and laborers—projected the United States as a grand experiment in democracy. By their words and actions, they articulated America’s historic purpose and promise. For all of their terrible faults and failings, they envisioned, demanded, and made real the ideals of freedom, equality, and democracy. And when ensuing generations of Americans confronted crises that placed the nation and its historic purpose and promise in jeopardy, they felt that democratic imperative and impulse and found it in themselves—led by Lincoln and FDR, respectively—to confront and prevail over their enemies not by suspending or abandoning the nation’s finest ideals, but by advancing them.
Steele and his fellow conservatives do not want us to remember that history, that purpose and promise, that exceptionalism. And so far, contrary to Steele’s contentions, they—with the deference, if not collusion, of all too many moderates and liberals—are actually winning not just the class war, but also, in a most critical way, the culture war, as well."