Political action committees are not enough, says R. R. Reno in today’s column. We also need a politics of the imagination.
Yes, politics has a practical dimension. Campaigns can be run well—or poorly. Laws can be well crafted—or not. Constitutional lawyers can argue more or less effectively. But all that operates within a larger imaginative universe. The future turns on god terms. Our political environment would be very different if we thrilled to “discipline” rather than “transgression,” “justice” rather than “diversity,” or to “integrity” rather than “inclusion.” That’s a difference campaign contributions, Karl Rove, and political action committees cannot achieve. It requires a politics of the imagination, one that alters our metaphysical dreams and reshapes our god terms.
Read the full column here.