Monday, November 06, 2006

Today's quote: Nov. 6, 2006

"This is perennially the work of the barbarian, to undermine rational standards of judgment, to corrupt the inherited intuitive wisdom by which the people have always lived, and to do this not by spreading new beliefs but by creating a climate of doubt and bewilderment in which clarity about the larger aims of life and the self-confidence of the people is destroyed..."

John Courtney Murray, 'We Hold These Truths'

Murray, whom I am just now reading for the first time is surprisingly unlike his popular reputation, and very good so far--RV


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