Battling Antihumanism

First Things
August 14, 2023

In First Things, Matthew B. Crawford explores four interrelated modes for the rise of what he terms “antihumanism,” simplified as: people are stupid, we are obsolete, we are fragile and we are hateful. The resulting lack of popular self-respect and elite contempt facilitates totalitarianism. Crawford suggests society – people – must reclaim their self-respect as humans with inherent worth.

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