January 22, 2013
National Review Online
asked Acton Research Director Samuel Gregg to weigh in on President Barack Obama’s second term inaugural address.
Gregg points to “our president’s worldview that the government is the primary way in which we address our common problems and realize our responsibilities and obligations to each other as citizens and as human beings.” He wonders if it has occurred to Obama that “many such responsibilities and obligations might be realized outside the realm of politics … ”
Gregg goes on to suggest, for the presidential reading list, Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America
and Jacques Maritain’s writings on civil society in the United States. Continue Reading...