The Lost World of Statesmanship – – Law & Liberty Editors



Law & Liberty Senior Writer Daniel J. Mahoney’s new guide, The Statesman as Thinker, affords sketches of some of Western civilization’s most notable statesmen and considers what virtues made them nice. Men like Cicero, Burke, and Churchill displayed the virtues of the classical nice-souled man, however additionally they drew from Christianity an intuition for moderation. Four Law & Liberty contributors supply their ideas on Mahoney’s guide, and an inevitable query arises: Is statesmanship nonetheless potential?

Carson Holloway, A Cure for Demagoguery

A real statesman shepherds his individuals via the maelstrom of political ardour.

Samuel Gregg, A World Bereft of Statesmanship

The phrase “statesmanship” doesn’t leap to thoughts as of late after we suppose of locations like Washington D.C., Jerusalem, Brussels, London, Paris, or Berlin.

Brian A. Smith, Where Have All the Statesmen Gone?

If we’re to see nice statesmen once more, it can require a generational effort—one which should happen largely in civil society and the house.

Richard M. Reinsch II, Exemplars for the West

How can we ascend from our “tradition of repudiation” to the sort of nice statesmen that Mahoney profiles in his guide?



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