From the Sept/Oct, 2011 issue of Touchstone
We, the Enemy by James Hitchcock

We, the Enemy

The Liberal State & the Decline of Pluralism

The modern idea of religious liberty assumes that it is the state above all that threatens such freedom—by establishing a state church or hampering the free practice of religion—and that the modern liberal state, in proclaiming its studied neutrality, its distance from religion altogether, is the ultimate protector of such liberty.

How deeply the liberal state is really committed to genuine religious liberty—at what point “neutrality” becomes hostility—is an open question. But genuine liberty also depends on “civil society”—communities and institutions that exist independent o . . .


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