Values, Virtues, and the New American Testament
By James A. Montanye
This article appeared in the Spring 2000 issue of The Independent Review


Every generation of American intellectuals has its pessimists who lament the country’s worsening moral malaise, real or imagined. What sets apart today’s “declinists” from yesterday’s is not an allegiance to a new morality but their shared faith in the power of statutory law to cure all our social ills.

Other Independent Review articles by James A. Montanye
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    Fall 2014   Ambition, a History: From Vice to Virtue
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