Despite the pleasure he took in the election results, writes David Hart in today’s “On the Square” article, Anarcho-Monarchism :
as is always the case here below in the regio dissimilitudinis , the pleasure is accompanied by an inevitable quantum of pain. The sweetest wine quaffed from the cup of bliss comes mingled with a bitter draft of sorrow (alas, alack). Tragically tragically we can remove one politician only by replacing him or her with another. And then, of course, our choices are excruciatingly circumscribed, since the whole process is dominated by two large and self-interested political conglomerates that are far better at gaining power than at exercising it wisely.
As one of the first respondents says, “Once again, the whimsical, elliptical, willfully provocative piece that conceals (or subtly contains) a serious point.”
And if you missed any of them, here are this week’s “On the Square” selections:
- R. R. Reno’s The Idols of Revisionist Theology .
- Gerald McDermott’s Israel and the Vatican .
- Joe Carter’s The True Liberty to Forget .
- George Weigel’s Lessons From the Post-Vietnam Military .
- Elizabeth Scalia’s Who’s Sorry Now? .
- Maureen Mullarkey’s Modernity’s Seductive Hedges .
- David Mills’ Death Dignified by Christ .