Culture Saved

Sen. Daniel Moynihan (D-NY):

In some forty years of government work I have learned one thing for certain. As I have put it, the central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself. Thanks to this interaction, we’re a better society in nearly all respects than we were.

And by “better society,” Moynihan was envisioning Detroit:

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