by Karen Singer Avrech, Ph.D.
I recently heard Mark R. Levin discuss his upcoming book, Ameritopia. He pointed out that progressive-liberal ideology strives to create a utopian society. But utopia, he emphasized, is incompatible with the ideals of individual liberty as formulated by our Constitution.
It occurred to me that the schism between the goal of achieving a so-called perfect society where everyone receives an equal share of wealth, and a society where success is based on free enterprise, risk-taking, and individual initiative is delineated in the most fundamental roots of Judaism: The story of the Garden of Eden.