2020 America or 1920’s Russia?
The Benevolent Universe Premise is the conviction that ideas matter, the nature of man is noble, and justice is possible. The Malevolent Universe Premise holds that crisis is the norm, man is helpless or evil, and life means warding off danger.
The former is the hallmark of the Age of Enlightenment and is enshrined in America’s Declaration of Independence and Constitution. The latter describes the Dark Ages and the dominant philosophy of feudal Russia prior to the 1917 Revolution.
While the 19th century’s self-creation was morally superior, its capitalism was socially and economically superior, and its Romantic art was ethically superior, the 19th century’s dominant philosophy paved the way for Stalin’s Great Terror. It is also the foundation of the Progressive takeover of 2020 America’s education and media institutions.
Who is Kira Argounova?
Kira is the heroine of We the Living. She is the individual in a fight for survival against the collective – Man vs. Men. So, what are the virtues that define Kira’s sense of life?
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