+ Your AuthorsArchive @pegobry Fellow @EPPCdc. I occasionally write things longer than tweets. Jan. 08, 2021 1 min read

"Lie, lie, there will always remain something of it" It was the rule in Voltaire’s day, and it is now. And the bigger the lie, the better.

It's true that conservatives got some things wrong. Usually by not being pessimistic enough. A conservative who predicted that no-fault divorce would lead to a 50% divorce rate would have been laughed out of the room *by other conservatives*, let alone liberals.

It's also true that we did not predict flourishing private sector clinics profiting off removing children's genitals. I did not have that on my bingo card.

"Making things even worse than anyone could have predicted to own the cons."

My favorite example of conservative prophecy is his argument by G.E.M. Anscombe in 1972 that normalizing contraception would lead to same-sex marriage. 

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