Timothy Lusch Reviews Tyrants: A History of Power, Injustice, and Terror

April 27, 2018

Where Love Lies Corrupt

 

Russell Kirk, writing in Prospects for Conservatives, described what enlightened conservatives know but the tyrant does not: that love is the object of life, the backbone of any good society. The conservative, Kirk said, “knows that the just and ordered society is that in which Love governs us, so far as Love ever can reign in this world of sorrows; and he knows that the anarchical or the tyrannical society is that in which Love lies corrupt.” It is to Carleton University Professor Waller Newell’s credit that he gives us a map of Love’s corruption, the better to resist its advances.

 

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