Even the errors of anti-liberal Catholics now have rights.
Five years ago, Patrick Deneen declared that liberalism had failed, and his book became a flashpoint of contemporary conservative discourse over liberty, order, and the state. In Regime Change, he reiterates his objections to the American political tradition of ordered liberty, placing at its feet responsibility for all our current social and political ills. And he traces the outlines of his postliberal alternative, “Aristopopulism,” which promises an ordered, stable, and moral common life, if only we can pull off a revolution first. Four Law & Liberty contributors offer their assessment.
Reactionary and Revolutionary – Timothy Fuller
Renewal or Regime Change? – Elizabeth Kaufer Busch
Patrick Deneen’s Lost Opportunity – Daniel J. Mahoney
Zombie Deneenism – Richard M. Reinsch II