Reverse Engineered Morality

Reverse Engineered Morality

G.K. Chesterton and the Book of Job G.K. Chesterton’s introduction to The Book of Job, worthy itself of an introduction, contains several profound ideas inspired by this profoundest of Old Testament books. Here is one that got me thinking: “If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will…

Centralization and Subsidiarity

Centralization and Subsidiarity

Those not well acquainted with the Catholic Church may be surprised to learn this supremely hierarchical organization has as one of its most important structural principles the concept of subsidiarity. Here are a few passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) that explain it. 1883 Socialization also presents dangers.…

The Soviet States of America

“The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.” — Vladimir Lenin “The press is our chief ideological weapon.” — Nikita Krushchev “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”…