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its another reason that both the left and the right need each other to curb their ideological excesses
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at the core of each ideology there is a contradiction so that when the ideology becomes too extreme it corrupts the very principles it typically espouses.
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that's why the two ideologies must balance each other out so that one saves the other from itself.
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the contradiction at the core of the left is that it pursues admirable ends without respect for the complexity of human affairs.
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its focus on progress leaves it blind to the precariousness of society's achievements and the traditions and institutions which underpin them.
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radical leftists abandon the lessons of the past and achieve their ends through force cloaked in moral righteousness. they absolve themselves from the consequences of their violence and become the authoritarians they fight against.
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the right's contradiction is that while they prize human autonomy and individual responsibility, they also respect the traditions and authority that has gotten us this far.
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radical rightists profit from the current order which leaves them insensitive to the plight of the presently disadvantaged. this privilege gives them an incentive to keep things the way they are.
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they cling to these systems of authority at all costs resorting to violence to keep the old order even as history erodes it out from under them. in the process they trample on the individual liberties they claim to champion and become the authoritarians they fight against.
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