Tuesday, January 26, 2021


 Reposting this article from The Catholic Thing:

American Unity

David Carlin

Raison d’état is the doctrine that certain acts that are immoral or sinful when committed in private life (e.g., lies, theft, murder) are acceptable when done by political leaders (kings, presidents, prime ministers) to protect or advance important state interests.  The doctrine might also be called Machiavellianism, for it was Machiavelli in The Prince who gave the classic defense of this doctrine.

This was a justification of what might be called small-scale or limited or finite political wickedness. (CONTINUED)

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