Yet, while producing increasingly selfish people, the mantra of the Left, and therefore of the universities and the media, has been for generations that capitalism and the free market, not the welfare state, produces selfish people.
The problem for the Left, however, is that the moment it stops painting the Right as vile, it has to argue the issues.
In little more than a generation, feminism has obliterated roles. If you wonder why so many men choose not to get married, the answer lies in large part in the contemporary devaluation of the husband and of the father - of men as men, in other words.
The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism.