Friday, May 20, 2005

Classic Liberalism vs. Illiberal Liberalism

Don't miss Al Mohler's latest essay, summarizing Stanley Kurtz's new essay, "Culture and Values in the 1960's," in Never a Matter of Indifference: Sustaining Virtue in a Free Republic. Kurtz argues that "the sixties ethos, and the transformation of liberalism it has produced, is best understood as a secular religion, and in many respects an illiberal religion." Kurtz contrasts this with classical liberalism, which celebrates liberty combined with moral character within a moral structure.