WOL6 – Episode 6- “Democracy in America” by Alexis de Tocqueville is the focus of this episode. What is “democracy” and why did it work it in the American experience. There is much that is good and sound in the founding of “modern western democracy”, but what has happened in the view of “Evangelium Vitae” that has possible knocked it off track.
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The Way of Life, Carson Holloway examines the fundamental philosophers of modernity-from Hobbes to Toqueville-to suggest that St. John Paul II’s critique of modernity is intended not to reject, but to improve. Thus, claims Holloway, it is appropriate for liberal modernity to attend to the Pope’s thought, receiving it not as the attack of an enemy but as the criticism of a candid friend.
For other episodes in the series visit Dr. Holloway’s Discerning Hearts page
This series is based on Dr. Holloway’s book “The Way of Life”