DeTocqueville, understood more then most the creeping despotism we face now, it's more Huxleyan then
Orwellian, where people ignore their real circumstances, California is if not a redoubt of that notion,

Well taking the notion, serious for a moment, he is suggesting the social gospel is the wellspring of progressivism, which effectively becomes a substitute for faith, the reaction to the '.4 percent GDP is indicative of this, or put another way, those wonderful extra grams of chocolate ration,

Is there any institution you are willing to leave intact:

“A middle ground might be to fight for same sex marriage and its benefits, and then, once granted, redefine the institution completely, to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution.” — Michelangelo Signorile, “Bridal Wave,” OUT Magazine, December/January 1994, p.161

No, he was part of the Journolist, we think that Rubin is a little naive on the implications of domestic policy, maybe because she was a labor lawyer, in an earlier life,