Jonathan Matt | Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 4:41 PM PDT | Comments Off on Remembering Alexis de Tocqueville—and Civil Society in Early America
Today marks the 210th birthday of Alexis de Tocqueville, and so it’s appropriate that we reflect on his experiences and observations through the lens of modern American society. Alexis de Tocqueville brought a unique perspective to his observations of nineteenth-century America. The French aristocrat and historian staunchly opposed the authoritarian French government and advocated for...
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David J. Theroux | Thursday August 19, 2010 at 1:02 PM PDT | 6 Comments
Here Is the Final Part Continued from Part 2: Part 1 Scientism For Lewis, science should be a quest for knowledge, and his concern was that in the modern era science is too often used instead as a quest by some for power over others. Lewis did not dispute that science is an immensely...
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