Understanding our Elites

Rightly understood, governance is a public service. To the extent that they are virtuous, the people should be the ultimate masters of politics, even when particular matters are disposed of by their representatives. But what is a poor master to do when those pretending to serve decide to lord it over him instead? Before weContinue reading “Understanding our Elites”

How We Learned to Love Leviathan

Tocqueville wants us to have a “salutary fear” of the new forms despotism threatens to take in modern times. Fear is a response to evil. Once we see how tyranny deprives us of essential goods, it becomes evident that it is something to be avoided, even at considerable cost. Free will being an essential partContinue reading “How We Learned to Love Leviathan”