"A moral conviction that never emerges out in the open when confronted by its negation can easily, perhaps inevitably, become spectral, inconsequential, and eventually lifeless," the editor writes in this month's "Public Square.".

Author:Mills, David
Position:WHILE WE'RE AT IT - Brief article
 
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"A moral conviction that never emerges out in the open when confronted by its negation can easily, perhaps inevitably, become spectral, inconsequential, and eventually lifeless," the editor writes in this month's "Public Square." That can happen, but more likely, I think, is the reverse, as we encounter the negations so often: The conviction remains lively but switches subjects. As Alexander Pope wrote in...

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