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Monday, July 23, 2018

Vermeule on liberalism, post-liberalism, and hope

Some characteristically engaging thoughts from our own Adrian Vermeule ("According to Truth") have been posted at The Josias, here.  Here's just a bit:

Liberalism muffles the political in second-order concepts like “civility” and “tolerance” and “choice,” and the hunger for real politics rightly rebels against this. But it does not follow that these concepts have no value at all, when rightly placed within a larger ordering to good substantive ends. If civility, tolerance, and their ilk are bad masters, and tyrannous when made into idols, they may still be good servants. . . .

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