In My Life Among the Deathworks, sociologist Philip Rieff argued that the West in general, and America in particular, is in the midst of a historically unprecedented attempt to sever social order from sacred order. Whereas all civilizations historically have understood that sacred order shapes culture and that culture, in turn, shapes society, many of [ Read More ]
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Socialism is a polarizing phenomenon in the United States, having caught the nation’s attention during the 2016 election cycle and continuing to exert an influence over the national conversation. There are many varieties of socialism, but what each has in common is an emphasis on material equality and communal property ownership. In this post, we [ Read More ]
Karl Marx’s thought has proven itself an unmitigated disaster in its historical instantiations. The primary reason is that Marxism offers itself as an alternative to God’s revelation and salvation in Christ. It offers an immanent salvation via social action and stands ready to persecute those who stand in its way. Untethered as it is from [ Read More ]
Here are ten books I recommend for people who wish to understand the idolatrous nature of Marxism and its corrosive effects on individuals and societies. Although Marx intended to liberate society and alleviate its suffering, his ideological framework unfortunately and necessarily suppresses society, induces poverty, and supplants religion. Marxism is not primarily an economic theory. [ Read More ]
Socialism has served as a polarizing phenomenon globally and is emerging to the forefront of our political divide in the United States. It caught the nation’s attention during the 2016 election cycle when Bernie Sanders ran for President openly as a “Democratic socialist.” Not only was the race close, but many experts think Sanders would [ Read More ]