Liberalism, Properly Understood

Liberalism

America is built on liberalism, which he sees as a deeply flawed philosophy. We are destined for a sorry end because of our beginning in the currents of liberal dissolution, which finally broke up the solid mass of the pre-liberal classical and Christian inheritances that have been current on the American founding.

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Such restlessness when continuously ignored becomes tough to reside with. Recall that for Tocqueville, liberty requires religion in human greatness and prideful action, each necessary to preserve dominion over our lives.

Whether some distant cousin really belongs to the extended family of liberalisms is a matter of healthy dispute. Yet one … Read More