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Author: Robert R. Reilly (Robert R. Reilly)

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Not Hobbesian but Christian: Why Patrick Deneen’s Misinterpretation of the American Founding Matters

Nothing has so limited the scope of politics as has Christianity by placing man’s end in the transcendent. The Founders did not think that the summum bonum could be reached through political means, not because they were Hobbesian but because they were Christian. The second in a two-part series.

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Fools or Scoundrels? A Response to Patrick Deneen

To suppose that the Founders set up a republic to vitiate the virtue on which its existence depended requires the belief that they were either stupid (by creating a Hobbesian regime and not noticing) or immoral (by doing it while cleverly lying about what they were doing). The first in a two-part series.

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