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Liberals Ancient(60s) and Modern(00s)

The author of the magisterial Republics Ancient and Modern , Paul Rahe, has had two great pieces in Ricochet of late. Today , its a comparison of John Lindsay, late 60s/early 70s mayor of New York City, with the One. Lindsay’s is an interesting story on its own terms, and considering it . . . . Continue Reading »

The Danger of Abstract Words

We have a chronic problem in America with abstract words. We cannot do without them, since they are carriers of our highest ideals and aspirations: “justice,” “democracy,” “dignity,” “liberty.” But it is for precisely this reason that we should beware of them, and treat them as . . . . Continue Reading »

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