Patrick J. Deneen

  • regime change
    The ideal of a ‘mixed constitution’ was replaced by the creation of an entrenched progress-oriented liberal elite
  • In recent days we’ve seen inspiring demands for liberty from the oppressed citizens of Iran. Our situation in the West today seems the opposite: too much ill-used liberty combined with a soft authoritarianism that we have largely welcomed.  We buy what we want, throw away what we no longer desire, and allow the debt to … Read more