Reason rather than sentiment is the distinguishing mark separating man from beast. Naturally reason, wrongly employed, perverted and under the yoke of emotions, is worse than mere sentimentalism-and this, precisely, was the “rationalism” of the Enlightenment. God created man, after all, in such a way that his head is above his heart.
–Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Leftism
Politics have long ago ceased to be about reasonably serving the Common Good, and if anything the general trend of politics these days only proves this. Not only has the rejection of reason influenced the political sphere, but every other important aspect of life as well. Reality is constantly being denied and in its place our “feelings” are enthroned, when we know that this is clearly wrong. Yet how can we know what is Right when it certainly seems that these mass movements of emotional politics are our last hope?