A nice summary of the liberal view of man and world, contained in a comment on another site a couple of years ago. I made a copy of it because I liked it.
A longer version of Ann Coulter's remark that "the natural state of the world is Darfur."“It seems to me that the entire liberal ideology is based on the premise that the world is an inherently orderly and just place, which is only corrupted because there are evil and selfish people hogging the resources which ultimately spurs violence.
The conservative reaction to this is that the world is inherently a flawed, dangerous, and unjust place, but that we have been lucky and industrious enough to create institutions to overcome this, and that we muck with them at our peril.
Even a cursory glance at human history should reveal who is correct. The 'natural state' of human society is petty, arbitrary, and enormously violent.”