Wednesday, August 14, 2013

James Kalb's Ecclesia et Civitas


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By James Kalb
Where will the present situation lead if our secular authorities continue on their present course?




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By James Kalb
The irony of modern liberalism is that it is made possible by ties and loyalties that it rejects and destroys.





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By James Kalb
What would it mean for society and its institutions, including government, to become Catholic?





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By James Kalb
We cannot make success the standard when that means cooperation with evil.





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By James Kalb
In the absence of agreement with the rest of society on human nature and the good life, Catholics must remain a sign of contradiction.





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By James Kalb
We can offer the world something only if we maintain what we have to offer.





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By James Kalb
A political system is never defined solely by reference to institutions and procedures, but is tied to a vision of what life is and ought to be.





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By James Kalb
The November 2012 elections revealed that the Republicans believe in nothing, while the Democrats believe in Nothing.





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By James Kalb
Catholics should not hesitate to bring Catholic beliefs and arguments into the public square.





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By James Kalb
A review of After Tocqueville by Chilton Williamson





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By James Kalb
Christians in the US are not under hard totalitarianism, but we are in the midst of a struggle for the soul of our country.





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By James Kalb
Today there is no god higher than Caesar, and Caesar has identified himself with the principle of individual choice and thus with the divinity of the ...





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By James Kalb
Neither equality or freedom can be the highest standard, but must refer to some greater, final standard.





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By James Kalb
The striking thing about liberalism, and mainstream politics in the West generally, is how impoverished it is.




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By James Kalb
Catholics need to oppose the movement toward a society that prizes above all else security, efficiency, and the ever-more-demanding liberal version of...


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By James Kalb
Our political problems today result from confusion about the nature of man and the good.



 

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By James Kalb
A winning argument for religious freedom cannot be based on anti-Christian premises.




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By James Kalb
All around us we can see the results of excluding God from our understanding of the world.




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