In Aristotle’s Politics Book IV, Chapter 12, he makes an important point, that if a society wants to progress and last, it must address the needs of and have a large middle class. If not, the political interest of the rich and the poor end up destroying any sense of political freedom. Continue reading “Aristotle’s middle class”
Another quote from Tocqueville:
“For my own part, I doubt whether man can ever support at the same time complete religious independence and entire public freedom. And I am inclined to think, that if faith be wanting in him, he must serve; and if he be free, he must believe.”
What do you think about this? Does true freedom require faith in a Higher Being? Why? How does complete secularism lead to servitude? Is Tocqueville right? I think so, but I need to explore it more completely.
An interesting blog that I was informed about has stimulated reading of some speeches from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. From thence comes the following: