If I kept a "commonplace book" as nineteenth century people used to, I'd put this in it:
"Liberalism doesn’t only encroach upon things like opportunity and standard of living. It’s what it does to the self that’s most dangerous and pernicious. It pushes out the individual imagination and replaces it with wooden convictions. Before that wreaks havoc on a polity, it has its way with a mind."
Abe Greenwald, Commentary's Contentions blog, Oct. 25th.