From Andrew Sullivan: A Brief Discussion Of John Rawls

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From one of Sullivan’s readers on Rawls:  

“Rawls political philosophy seems to me to be little more than an emaciated form of liberal Christianity, sure of what it wants but unwilling to appeal to any foundation in nature, history, or religion.”

He made a good case for political liberalism…Also:

When I read Rawls, I read a humane, decent man that quite obviously was a liberal Protestant who lost his faith, but wanted to keep the attic finery of Christianity around.”

Maybe was a little deeper than that...

Related On This Site:  Perhaps Samuel Huntington was a believer in political liberalism who lost faith, pointing out its limits and failures…From Prospect: Eric Kaufmann On ‘The Meaning Of Huntington’…and Roger Scruton pines for the old days, when humanism more seriously maintained the values of the church…Roger Scruton In The American Spectator: The New Humanism.

People on the modern American right take issue with Rawls, but have they addressed his depth?:  From The American Conservative: Going Off The Rawls–David Gordon On John Rawls

John Rawls His Life and Theory of Justice

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