January 14, 2017
Gray North has written an excellent summary; it is still worth reading the original.
Codevilla traces political correctness to its roots – Machiavelli and communism. But it wasn’t Marx’s communism that spawned this evil; it was Antonio Gramsci’s. I have written on this before in the context of libertine-worshipping libertarians; I became aware of the Gramsci connection only because of something I read from Dr. North.
Today’s progressives have gone well beyond Gramsci; Gramsci was only after a replacement. For today’s progressives, having won the cultural war a generation ago isn’t enough; having destroyed traditional western (i.e. Christian) culture isn’t enough. They want more; and after they get more, they will want more.