Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Americanist Heresy on Steroids

Norman Solomon exposes "the kind of monotheism the world can do without" — Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex? On a related and perhaps deeper note, Daniel McCarthy reminds us that "Democracy isn't the end of history, it's a product of power" — Why Liberalism Means Empire.

The 'Americanism' heresy, in the two-millennia history of Catholicism, refers to that "set of condemned ideas concerns ranking natural virtues above supernatural ones, along with a division of virtues into 'passive' and 'active' that gives preference to the latter as more suited to modern times."

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