Mitchell Video: Human Scale and Humane Politics By Mark T. Mitchell - April 9, 2013 2 Reading Time: < 1 Facebook Twitter Email Print Here’s a link to the video of my talk at Villanova. Thanks to James Matthew Wilson and Douglas Minson for making it such an enjoyable time. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Short Fly-Fishing, Patient Ambition, and Healing the Wounds The Nightstand Fidelity to the Truth in an Illiberal Time, on Rod Dreher’s Live Not by Lies The Barbershop A Bigger Pond Philosophers & Saints Awakening to Virtue: Confessions of a Well-Read, Unlucky Good Girl The Nightstand From the Village Square to the Global Village—and Back? The Stump The Death of a Justice and the Hope of Magnanimous Statesmanship 2 COMMENTS Excellent. “it seems to me the ubiquitous nature of the language of rights is a problem”. Ho ho ho why such understatement? The something for nothing culture is a direct outgrowth of the modern commercialized ethos of “instant gratification”. We are gratified in an instant and frustrated instantly thereafter to an extent that there is an inflation of the currency of gratification. The word loses its association with the concept of gratefulness. Mere noise is the operative telos within a forum of distraction and unceasing want. No wonder frustration is the leitmotif of modernism. A fine presentation Mr. Mitchell. Its a mawkish admission perhaps but I’m grateful for it. Comments are closed.