The Pursuit of Paradoxical Projects

Books & Culture has an interview with the always excellent Jean Bethke Elshtain where she discusses, among other things, her assertion:

In our own liberal society at the moment, and in most of the Western democracies in general, we are pursuing a paradoxical project: We are most aware of those with physical and mental disabilities; we want to provide them access. Yet at the same time, our most enthused-about and ideologically fraught projects aim at creating a world with no such persons in it.

Highly recommended reading.

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