• Some “Maverick”

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    Josh Marshall jogs our memory with a helpful reminder of just how steeped in crud and corruption McCain’s foreign policy team is.

    Let’s clear our heads of this slime. Ludwig von Mises’s old friend (and my teacher), Eric Voegelin, puts it succinctly, with this observation on Socrates:

    “He understood (what modern political reformers and revolutionaries seem unable to understand) that a reform cannot be achieved by a well-intentioned leader who recruits his followers from the very people whose moral confusion is the cause of the disorder.”

    [Eric Voegelin, Plato and Aristotle, LSU Press, First Edition, P. 5.]


    7:59 am on July 15, 2008