Weakened spirit of sacrifice

Tim Keller, citing Christopher Lasch and others on the inherent limitations of secular progressivism:

“Progressive ideology weakens the spirit of sacrifice,” Lasch writes. It cannot provide any effective antidote to despair, because the immediate pleasures are the whole point of history.1

  1. From “Making Sense of God,” p 157, where Keller is quoting Lasch and paraphrasing Robert Bellah.