Progressives are required to believe some very strange things: a hot day proves global warming is both real and catastrophic but two unusually severe winters in a row are just weather - and the entire world economy should just shut down while everyone  stays at home clutching a mask to their face in response to a disease that has a lower mortality rate than ordinary flu and is so horrible that that most of those who get it, don't notice.

This chapter is about those beliefs - but intentionally omits the holiest and most foundational of cult beliefs: that there are too many people and we're all going to die, because this is about beliefs liberals have to articulate and genuflect to daily and not about a belief they actually share.