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Volume 4  Number 4  •  Spring 2000
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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.