What Should the West Rally behind? Not the State

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News Story Source: https://www.lewrockwell.com, By David Gordon
 He is a theologian who taught at Creighton University for twenty years and is now the editor of First Things, an influential journal that deals with religion and politics from a conservative point of view. Reno's answer to the question is Karl Popper, but Popper is not alone: Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, and John Rawls are also on his list of intellectual malefactors. Reno does not like the free market, but, as I hope to show, there is something to be said for his book's main argument. Unfortunately, there is a problem. Reno just doesn't know enough about many of the texts he addresses, and his remarks about them often make his ignorance manifest.

Reno argues that in

the second half of the twentieth century, we came to regard the first half as a world-historical eruption of the evils inherent in the Western tradition, which can be corrected only by the relentless pursuit of openness, disenchantment, and weakening….The anti imperatives are n
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