Our view is that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, whereas progressives are inclined to think that government derives just powers from the expertise of the experts.In that statement is everything that is right with the United States and wrong with the European Union. To the extent people like Obama want us to emulate Europe, to that same extent they wish us ill, intentionally or otherwise.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Last Sunday I wrote about the Claremont Review of Books as a West Coast home for Straussians. The Review's Senior Editor, William Voegeli is quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article about the Claremonsters as follows: