Archive Civic Polity Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

The Nature of the Obama Administration

While we don’t typically like to weigh in with explicitly partisan commentary, since doing so too often distracts from the more important issue of philosophical and theological principles, this description of the Obama administration from Ross Douthat seemed fairly accurate and helpful for future dialog: Obama has governed as a business-friendly social democrat and an […]

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Against the Techno-Utopians

David Rieff has a punchy and provocative article up at Foreign Policy right now. A couple of teasers, the first because it includes a nice bit from Cicero’s De divinatione (“On divination”) 2 (though it’s not Cicero’s observation, but Cicero’s reporting of Cato’s observation) : But financial manias pale (at least for those who have […]