A central progressive theme was historicism, crediting history almost exclusively with the development of culture.
The men who translated Marxism into practical political terms in the form of Soviet terror were evolutionary thinkers.
Countering “flat universe theory” is Gilder’s enterprise, and it captures much of what we do at Discovery Institute.
What do we miss, as members of the public, by focusing on daily headlines rather than pulling back for the big picture sometimes?
I helped form Discovery Institute 25 years ago and over that period, if I may use the term, it has evolved.