What was the enlightenment? Wiki has this to say:
The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment or Age of Reason) was a cultural movement of intellectuals beginning in the late 17th- and 18th-century Europe emphasizing reason and individualism rather than tradition.Reason and individualism...
Below is Chris Hedges who argues that individualism is a danger, that in the face of the big government failures that ghost liberalism, socialism is the answer.
Consider that... according to Chris Hedges the solution to big government failure is big government (a rejection of reason), not the individual (a rejection of individualism).
How much can one person reject the enlightenment? And if one rejects the enlightenment do they not embrace that which preceded it .... darkness?