No compassion

by Henry on April 8, 2005

Lots of interesting argument about the relationship between religion and the left in the current issue of the Boston Review. I was particularly struck by Lew Daly’s densely argued and provocative article on how Bush’s “faith based initiative” borrows its vision of society from European Christian Democracy, but dumps the Christian and the democratic bits.

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Barry Freed 04.08.05 at 4:38 pm

So is Daly accusing Bush of being French?

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Kevin Donoghue 04.08.05 at 4:52 pm

“So is Daly accusing Bush of being French?”

To adapt an old joke (JFK’s, I think): 9, W?

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joejoejoe 04.09.05 at 1:16 am

I wonder if there is a kind of blindness in Bush that leads him to discount the overwhelming record of Social Security in relieving the burdens of poverty in the US. The longer Bush campaigns for his private accounts substitute – the more his fundamental misunderstanding of poverty is on display. Is Bush’s unfailing belief in faith-based initiatives the underpinning for his political tin ear when it comes to Social Security?

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John Quiggin 04.10.05 at 7:26 pm

Fascinating stuff and I finally got a handle on the (to me) mysterious notion of subsidiarity.

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richard williams 04.11.05 at 6:21 am

thank you very much for the link, i hope it gets a wide online distribution. i will do my share….*grin*

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