A Moral Authority
It is a strange feeling to read a book with which one agrees almost entirely, and yet find oneself shaking one’s head at every other page. Conscience and Its Enemies, by the Princeton philosopher and legal scholar Robert P. George, has a number of goals. George wants to show that liberalism is not a kind of relativism but a normative ideology replete with unexamined dogmas; that science and reason are on the side of conservatives, not liberals; and that conservatives need not make appeal to religion to prove the case against, say, abortion and same-sex marriage.
About the Author
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, a new contributor, is an entrepreneur living in Paris.