To affirm that totalitarianism either is historical or it isn’t, it is to ignore the general characteristics of a disease.
The similarities between the Italian political scientist Fr. Luigi Sturzo and Mrs Margaret Thatcher’s streams of thought may seem bizarre, yet demonstrate how ideas are shared and have little boundaries.
Ultimately, Sturzo’s non-confessional political project represented, and still represents, a concrete defense against the “fatal conceit.”
The following review of Dario Antiseri’s book, L’invenzione cristiana della laicità (Rubbettino, 2017) appeared June 9, 2017 in Avvenire.
In Civitas Humana, Wilhelm Röpke makes interact all the disciplinary spirits that inform the so-called social market economy: economics, both microanalysis as well as macro, sociology, and politics. The writer proposes a reflection on the contribution that the work of Röpke offers to the debate over global governance as opposed to global government.
Michael Novak identified “cardinal virtues” that the business community brings as its own specific contribution to the table of civil society.
AEI Adjunct Scholar Flavio Felice mourns the loss of Michael Novak, a former teacher and colleague.
The celebration of the five hundred years of Luther’s reform saw the Pope in Lund, alongside “the separated brethren.” Will it also produce effects from the point of view of the elaboration of economic thought?
The Swiss-German economist Wilhelm Röpke saw liberalism as essentially “humanistic” with ties to Christian principles that had significant implications for the Social Market Economy.
With the exit of Britain from the EU, the Union is likely to be much weaker, but we should use this time to reignite liberalism, rightly understood, in Europe.