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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Abstract Theory vs. Practical Wisdom

The so-called French Enlightenment was like an explosion whose brief glare is far overshadowed by its destructive effects.  The English-Scottish-American Enlightenments, in contrast, produced the greatest political freedom and economic prosperity in world history.