Sunday, April 10, 2022

against a culture.........................

 How do I transmit to my son the value of permanent ideals against a culture that will tell him that whatever is newest is also best, that everything is negotiable and subject to contract and consent, that there is no purpose to our common life but to fulfill his desires?  How do I reinforce that fragile thread linking my son to a life of humane obligations and responsibilities?  To a life anchored in stable and unchangeable ideals?  To a life, in other words, filled with the goods secured by tradition?

-Sohrab Ahmari,  The Unbroken Tread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos

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