Meritocracy is the idea that wealth, power, and status are the results of individual merit, or at least should be. In a perfectly free society without discrimination, so the story goes, the superior will rise and the inferior will sink, each to their own proper level.
As I have been working on my book, I have come to realize more and more clearly how fundamentally amoral and inhumane liberalism is. In a recent article the philosopher M. G. Piety says: Plato thought the freedoms associated with democracy would ultimately destroy it. I explain to […]