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Irving Kristol (1971)
To order its priorities, a political community needs a consensus as to its ultimate goal, i.e., the sum of these priorities. Only when you have such a consensus—only when you have some notion, however imprecise, of the good life and the good society—can you proceed to rank your programs on an agenda for action.Return to the Commons
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