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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
Libertarians and American Compass-types disagree on plenty. But here’s something that should unite us: the desirability of having families, rather than the federal government, decide which care settings are best for young children. While all parents have strong opinions on this question, a confident, pluralistic society should allow a thousand child-care flowers to bloom, meeting […]
In his recent post, Oren Cass helpfully examines the existing family policy proposals put on the table by Republicans this year. As someone who cares a lot about marriage and family, it has been exciting to see this conversation unfold. But I can’t get rid of a nagging reaction that I have to the related […]