Prager University Video: “The Wrong Side Of History”


There is so much in this Prager University video, which was brought to our attention by our contributor Vic Timms.

It explores how the phrase “the wrong side of history” is used by Barack Obama, and “progressives” in general, in different ways in different contexts; in the context of foreign policy, it is a weasel worded phrase which abrogates the responsibility for action; in a domestic context, it is an intellectual sleight of hand designed to trick the opposition into preemptively surrendering.

In an Australian context, consider the expression, favoured by the Greens, “it’s [insert current year]”.

Although not exclusively used by marxists, it is an indication of Obama’s philosophical leanings.