New PDF release: Liberalism and Community

By Steven Kautz

"This thoughtfully written booklet addresses what's possibly the primary political factor of our time: no matter if liberal societies can carry jointly as self-sustaining groups, or even if liberal ideology sows the seeds of its personal destruction in selling an asocial individualism."--Foreign Affairs "Steven Kautz's Liberalism and group is a right away reaction to these, like Michael Sandel, who argue that individuals are constituted by way of their responsibilities to groups, instead of that groups are constituted via the participation of rights-bearing individuals. . . . Mr. Kautz's [book] provide[s] welcome antidotes to the sentimental gushings approximately 'community' that one hears so frequently those days."--Tom G. Palmer, Wall highway magazine "In offering this lively remark, Kautz screens admirable erudition and sure-footedness in dealing with the texts, either old and modern. He makes sophisticated differences and considerate observations. He additionally practices the toleration he preaches, treating these he criticizes with generosity and a scarcity of malice."--Review of Politics

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Spirit two are and things in the totally —despotism and Rousseau, who had sometimes sudden impossible in a truly Catholic society^ revolutions. and grand illuminations, has written these remarkable words " Modern governments are undoubtedly in- — debted to Christianity, on one side, for the firmness of their authority, and on the other, for the lengthened Nor has her between revolutions. intervals extended to alone this acting for, ; influence on themselves, made them more humane. To become convinced of this, we have only to compare them with she has governments" (Emile ancient has said among — " There is 1.

AND LIBERALISM, in SOCIALISM. the family, domestic authority, it was necessary to human constitute another authority above all infallible organ of all 35 ones, the dogmas, the august depositary of that should be at once holy and sancti- all criterions, fying, that should be the v/ord of God incarnate world, the light of God dancing on divine charity inflaming all souls earth, the infinite heaven which should treasure waters for those those life for treasures of the graces of which should be the refreshment of fatigued ; men, the refuge of for ; in the the horizons, the a sublime and hidden tabernacle, to shower them up on the in all who men, the fountain of living sinful who are thirsty, the bread of eternal wisdom for the ignorant, way; which should be full of are hungry, the wanderers a warnings and lessons for the powerful, and for the poor full of love and that it mercy could speak to firm, that it ; an authority placed so high all with power, and on a rock so could not be shaken by the waves of this restless sea of the world ; an authority founded directly by God, and which should not be subject tions of human and ever old, to the fluctua- things; that should be at once ever duration and progress, and which new God should bless with His special assistance.

In her finds ho place, nor sin, nor error, nor weakness her tunic is without stain tribubeacon placed on a high rock. and what ruins us our ; first origin ; ; ; ; ; ; lations are for her ; triumphs ; the hurricanes and the gentle breezes carry her to port. Everything miraculous : it in is her is spiritual, spiritual, supernatural, and because her government is of intelligences, and because the arms with which she defends herself and slays, are spiritual . ; it is super- natural, because she ordains everything to a supernatural LIBERALISM, end, men and because her duty supernaturally ; it AND SOCIALISM.

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