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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Morality and Political Order

There is a vast gulf between each person making up the rules to govern his own conduct and the broad-based, traditional moral ethos that must be present in any society, if it is to be politically unified, stable, and enduring.  The first is a prescription for anarchy, the other, what history shows to be the most essential quality of civilization itself.