Rock of Ages

The Liberal view of government, as one might suspect, is an attempt at compromise between these two irreconcilable ideas [Orthodox Christian Monarchy and Anarchy]. In the 19th century this compromise took the form of “constitutional monarchies,” an attempt–again–to wed an old form to a new content; today the chief representatives of the Liberal idea are the “republics” and “democracies” of Western Europe and America, most of which preserve a rather precarious balance between the forces of authority and Revolution, while professing to believe in both.

Eugene (Fr. Seraphim) Rose

A Nation Build on the Rock?

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