Monday, January 16, 2012

Tradition and Freedom

John Zmirak is my favorite contemporary Catholic writer because of essays like this:

Ron Paul and Pius IX

The essay is not so much about Ron Paul or Pius IX as it is about reconciling the Conservative ideals of "Throne and Altar" with Classical Liberalism.  I highly recommend everything that Zmirak has ever written but I especially recommend this piece.


  1. Good article. I love his turn of phrase as exemplified by "Arguing with neocons is like whizzing onto a mushroom cloud".

  2. It's always best to avoid mushroom clouds.