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Unlike other peoples the United States found their origin in a deliberate act of corporate self-assertion, and ever since the Revolution every little American has…
This freedom of political discussion on the highest level is something which Western civilization has in common with that of classical antiquity, but with no…
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need…
No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the forces of world change than the United States, and few societies are more intellectually aware…
No doubt Western civilization has in the past been full of wars and revolutions, and the national elements in our culture, even when they were…
Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively…
Man is a means and not an end, and he is a means to economic or political ends which are not really ends in themselves…
It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West,…
But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get…
The Church as a divine society possess an internal principle of life which is capable of assimilating the most diverse materials and imprinting her own…
Every great movement in the history of Western civilization from the Carolingian age to the nineteenth century has been an international movement which owed its…
The greatest obstacle to international understanding is the barrier of language.
Man can know his world without falling back on revelation; he can live his life without feeling his utter dependence on supernatural powers.
Yet humanitarianism is not a purely Christian movement any more than it is a purely humanist one.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal…
It is impossible for us to understand the Church if we regard her as subject to the limitations of human culture. For she is essentially…
The present age has seen a great slump in humanist values.
It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which is not…
The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political; it also meant the…
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