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All wisdom begins in wonder, and this delight kindles a desire for truth that leads us on a quest for the really real -- the source of being itself. Hence, the philosophical impulse, albeit often manifested in atheistic and irreverent stumblings in the dark of human ignorance, begins and ultimately ends in theology -- communicating and communing with our origin and goal. We men are rational animals who seek to know. We are agents of truth who want correct answers to questions that we must ask. From the noblest objects of contemplation to the seemingly insignificant everyday trivialities of life, we attempt to unravel perplexing knots. Limited, blind, and distracted, we nevertheless struggle for wisdom. This is our lot, and it is also our glory.
Thursday, April 30, A.D. 2015
The Roots of a Reforming Conservatism

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Yuval Levin has a brief but substantial essay in the latest issue of Modern Age that you might find worth your time: “The Roots of a Reforming Conservatism.” In it, Levin counsels conservatives to reflect upon their principles in order to articulate to the American people an alternative understanding of man and of society—one quite different from the standard that leftist intellectuals have successfully established in schools, the mass media, and other public institutions. This alternative understanding informs conservatives’ estimation of human knowledge and approach to politics, and we cannot hope to persuade minds in matters of policy before first engaging them on more fundamental issues. Leftist political positions flow from leftist principles, and it is on principle that the battle of ideas must be waged. Kudos to Levin.

Posted by Joseph on Thursday, April 30, Anno Domini 2015
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