Friday, March 25, 2005

The Radicalizing Force of Technology

"Technology Changes Things" by Jonah Goldberg at National Review.

"I don't agree entirely with Chambers, but he and Chesterton were obviously correct on the basic insight that modernity often crashes down on us faster than we can adapt. New events create new stresses on ideological pillars once considered adamantine while they render old conflicts irrelevant. The Schiavo case split many people along principled lines. Is it so unimaginable that tomorrow they may be reunited by some new and unforeseen crisis that progress brings?"

One of the fundamental challenges of our age will be developing and applying ethics and principles to best use the new ideas brought forth while protecting life and liberty.


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