Back to the Dark Ages? Today’s Attacks on Reason and Individualism
By Peter Schwartz Recorded November 18, 2002
The stagnant oppressiveness of the Middle Ages was swept aside centuries ago by the Renaissance and the rise of its radical philosophy: the primacy of reason and the value of the individual. Today, however, the medieval mentality is being resurrected. In the tribalism of multiculturalism, the anti-science of environmentalism and the overt mysticism and statism of religion—we are witnessing a return to primitivism.
In this talk Peter Schwartz examines the roots of this tragic development—and presents the case for a philosophy of reason, science, progress and capitalism.