The Wrong Bandwagon

Don't Be Fooled by the Right Side of History

Some contemporary progressives divide people into two groups: those on the “right side” of history and those on the “wrong side” of history. Predictably, those on the right side are the ones who agree with so-called progressive causes, and those on the wrong side are all those who disagree. But is there a right side and a wrong side of history? And is an appeal to the right side of history an appropriate justification for a social or moral cause or the truth of some claim?

The idea that there is a right side to history assumes that history follows a trajectory towards justice and goodness. Martin Luther King, Jr., seemed to support this view when he said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but...


is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics at Oklahoma Baptist University. He’s passionate about mentoring Christians in the life of the mind.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #65, Summer 2023 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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