Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Michael Novak (RIP)


For John, BLUFA loss for clear thinking.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




Writing in City Journal, Mr Brian C. Anderson gives us an appraisal of the late Michael Novak, who died on 17 February of this year, at the age of 83.  Mr Novak has been writing about Capitalism from a moral point of view for years.  I think this is a good paragraph from the article"
Novak showed that democratic-capitalist societies did promise—and often instantiate—moral goods.  Respect for the individual conscience, the rule of law, the ignition of creativity and entrepreneurialism, general prosperity—these were remarkable achievements by any historical standards.  Novak’s social thought proved hugely influential, cited by Margaret Thatcher and Poland’s Solidarity activists, who read it in Samizdat editions.  Many believe that Novak even helped Pope John Paul II change his mind about free markets.
Regards  —  Cliff

No comments: