Posts tagged with ‘liberty’

  • Book Review: Can Social Justice Be Rescued?

    By Michael Novak on May 23, 2016
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    The solution: Offer a competing definition of social justice by arguing that, pace Hayek, it is a virtue, but not because entire societies can somehow be virtuous (as J. S. Mill thinks). The key is to look upon it as a virtue of individuals directed toward associations that foster the common good. Defining social justice in this way makes it a check on, not an extension of, state power.
  • The Fourth Birth of Freedom: 1776, 1861, 1981,…

    By Michael Novak on April 27, 2016
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    In sum, dear daughters and sons of liberty, you are the new generation of Americans. You will carry extraordinary burdens. You are born to duties that will test you mightily. Over and over again, you will have to overcome nearly unbearable odds. Yet you were born in the land of the free. You were brought up in the home of the brave.

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