Eliot and Liberalism

Sep 27, 2017 by

by R R Reno, First Things: I‘ve been rereading T.S. Eliot’s Idea of a Christian Society. He wrote the book as World War II was beginning. It was a time when many were questioning whether liberal democratic societies had any future. Fascism and Communism seemed the vital new movements that...

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Education Chief Demands Schools Put ‘Tolerance’, ‘Liberalism’ at ‘Heart of Curriculum’

Sep 24, 2017 by

by Virginia Hale, Breitbart: Schools must promote “British values”, the head of Ofsted has said, stating that establishments with “cultural conservative or religious values” must be “exposed”. Amanda Spielman said schools have a vital role in upholding principles that “make us a beacon of...

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John Stuart Mill’s Intolerant Faith and the Religion of Liberalism

Jun 19, 2017 by

by Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse: John Stuart Mill foreshadows the deeply intolerant faith and agenda of contemporary liberalism. As ongoing debates around subjects ranging from religious liberty to climate change illustrate, many Western societies are being led in decidedly illiberal directions...

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Harm, Neutrality, or Truth: What Is the Basis of Liberalism?

Apr 20, 2017 by

by Christopher O Tollefsen, Public Discourse: Consider two forms of liberalism. One, indebted to John Stuart Mill, takes the harm principle as its guarantor of liberty. Liberty is to be protected except when one person threatens harm to another. This form of liberalism leaves citizens lots to...

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Why Is the ‘Right Side of History’ Losing?

Apr 11, 2017 by

by Robert Stacy McCain, American Spectator: Few things are more likely to precede defeat than the conviction that you are on the verge of victory. One hundred years ago, in the spring of 1917, Germany had every reason to believe that it would triumph over its enemies in the First World War. France...

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Encountering contemporary liberal theology – in its own words

Mar 28, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Conservative evangelicals are often accused of not ‘listening’ to other points of view. We’re told that we only engage with each other; we only read or listen to ‘approved’ versions of our faith; we caricature the arguments of revisionists without really...

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