What caused the Sixties?
asks Steve Sailer
, suggesting in a later post that " it's attractive to look for non-inevitable events as causes" — Another theory of the Sixties: Vatican II
. He quotes a reader:
The thought would be that, ever since 1789, the West, broadly, had sought a happy medium between the poles of Revolution and Reaction, and the Catholic Church represented the latter pole. In Vatican II, the Church seemed suddenly to leave the field, or indeed, seemed to throw itself on to the other pole. This created a disorientation of the entire political spectrum---for where is the golden mean between the French Revolution and a no-less Revolutionary Church?
Labels: Decline and Fall, Left-Liberalism, The Catholic Faith, The Holy See