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Fools or Scoundrels? A Response to Patrick Deneen by Robert R. Reilly.

To suppose that the Founders set up a republic to vitiate the virtue on which its existence depended requires the belief that they were either stupid (by creating a Hobbesian regime and not noticing) or immoral (by doing it while cleverly lying about what they were doing). The first in a two-part series.


Related: Part Two.

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