R.J. Rushdoony’s family barely escaped with their lives when the Turkish government, in the wake of World War I, launched genocide against the Armenian people. The Rushdoonys made their way to America.
Rushdoony, with his family’s experience to reinforce his studies, well understood the slippery slope that leads from freedom into tyranny. He wrote about it often: for instance, in this little essay which we have reprinted in A Word in Season (Vol. 3).
The slipperiest slope of all is the one that’s been greased with “sexual liberation.” As Rushdoony taught throughout his life, “Freedom to sin is not freedom but slavery.”
Go ahead–look at America in the 21st century and tell me he was wrong.