July 2, 2022

Regulation & Liberty Senior Author Daniel J. Mahoney’s new guide, The Statesman as Thinker, presents sketches of some of Western civilization’s most notable statesmen and considers what virtues made them nice. Males like Cicero, Burke, and Churchill displayed the virtues of the classical great-souled man, however in addition they drew from Christianity an intuition for moderation. 4 Regulation & Liberty contributors provide their ideas on Mahoney’s guide, and an inevitable query arises: Is statesmanship nonetheless attainable?

Carson Holloway, A Cure for Demagoguery

A real statesman shepherds his folks via the maelstrom of political ardour.

Samuel Gregg, A World Bereft of Statesmanship

The phrase “statesmanship” doesn’t leap to thoughts today once we suppose of locations like Washington D.C., Jerusalem, Brussels, London, Paris, or Berlin.

Brian A. Smith, Where Have All the Statesmen Gone?

If we’re to see nice statesmen once more, it is going to require a generational effort—one which should happen largely in civil society and the house.

Richard M. Reinsch II, Exemplars for the West

How will we ascend from our “tradition of repudiation” to the sort of nice statesmen that Mahoney profiles in his guide?

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