We must find a different narrative than identity politics that better fits the character of the American regime.
The character of a regime ultimately depends on the character of its citizens.
Politics requires fit characters, but can virtue be restored as a basis for liberty? Four contributors address this problem.
Steven McGuire is Director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public good at Villanova University. He has published essays on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Schelling, Voegelin, and others. He has co-edited three volumes, including Concepts of Nature: Ancient and Modern, Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern, and Eric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition: Explorations in Modern Political Thought. He is currently working on a book-length study of the primacy of practical reason in Kant's thought.