Words of Wisdom

“In order to act for the common good, we must have confidence in the possibility of the Good. Why forbid ourselves, out of conscience, this confidence? A great deal is at stake. If we do not succeed in turning once more with confidence toward the possibility of the Good—as we find it in the God of European history and in the nations that history produced—we will not recover the ability to govern ourselves…We need to recover the desire for and hope in a provident God if we are to restore the political order as the framework and the product of choice for the common good.” —Pierre Manent

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