Crisis of legitimacy [Thanks to M.Cahill]

John McCreery (JLM@TWICS.COM)
Fri, 3 May 1996 09:12:05 +0900

A standing ovation for Mike Cahill. Warm thanks, indeed, for his
masterly summary of Berger and Berger on the culture of
hyperindividualism. "In Habermas's terms, we really do suffer from a
"crisis of legitimacy" that, in its implications, goes far beyond the "crisis
illegitimacy" that is now front and center." Somewhere Hobbes is smiling
thinly. The triumph of absolute freedom is the war of all against all.

Dark thoughts for a sunny morning. I, for one, would like to know what
Cahill's project is. I'm sure it's interesting.

John McCreery
May 3, 1996