I enjoyed reading this article as it described beautifully two streams/schools of thinking in human developments.  Enjoy!

Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet


One does not need to look far to find critical appraisals of the Enlightenment Project of progressive reason. There is along tradition of critiques that either support returns to religious ideologies and practice, or who would return us to even older forms of cultural diagnosis. In the last century two well known critiques from the Left and Right sides of the spectrum stand out: that of Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment from leftist stance, and on the right the work of fascist scholar Carl Schmidt. Both agreed that what they saw in the Enlightenment project was not itself Reason, but a complex of ideas associated under what has come down to us as the Liberal Tradition or Progressivism in thought, politics, and economics. Both sides would also agree that foremost in this strange twist of commonality was the agreement that modernity was leading humans not toward enlightenment but rather…

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