Comment: Where has radicalism got us?

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Where has radicalism got us?

Nowhere. We've made almost no progress in actually turning back the establishment's agenda. Whereas the establishment has made enormous progress over the decades in pushing that agenda through gradualism.

It's fine to compromise on means, as long as we don't compromise on ends. In other words, be radical in defining the goal (free society), but practical in the strategy you choose for reaching it (gradualism, radicalism - whatever works).

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."