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Equality and Catholicism

I have yet another piece at Catholic World Report, this one on equality and Catholicism. It points out that the progressive understanding of equality is at odds with Catholicism, good sense, good order, human well-being, and what not else, because it demands the abolition of all significant social institutions other than global markets and expert bureaucracies.

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You might enjoy “Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Time” by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn. You can get a free download in epub (ebook) or pdf (Adobe) formats here: http://mises.org/document/3092/Liberty-or-Equality-The-Challenge-of-Our-…

I’m inclined to say that liberty has problems as a slogan today, because it tends to turn into a self-defining absolute that eats up all standards except the state and maybe money. EvK-L seems to be thinking of liberty as it would exist under something like the Old Regime, which would be rather different. It would be interesting to see if he has something to say that’s relevant in the present post-60s situation.

Rem tene, verba sequentur.