Tocqueville on Keeping Our Countercultural Churches

By |2019-04-16T16:26:53-05:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Alexis de Tocqueville, Christianity, Peter A. Lawler, Religion|Tags: |

To begin with a simple point, one basic insight of Tocqueville is that things are always getting better and worse. Thus, it is hardly surprising that Tocqueville could be used to defend the advantages of religious establishment. He, more generally, is unrivaled in arousing a kind of selective nostalgia that helps us remember the advantages [...]