Saturday, September 22, 2012
Thursday, September 06, 2012
George Weigel's article on Thomas Hobbes and Edmund Burke. His take:
In a Hobbesian world, the only actors of consequence are the state and the individual. In a Burkean world, the institutions of civil society—family, religious congregation, voluntary association, business, trade union and so forth—“mediate” between the individual and the state, and the just state takes care to provide an appropriate legal framework in which those civil-society institutions can flourish.