Leading the Blind

The term incapacity would seem to imply a defect. And yet it is the infinite perfection of our God that renders him incapable of evil—which is itself nothing but a defect. This divine incapacity extends to the realm of human affairs in a particular and noteworthy manner. Since “there is no power but from God”Continue reading “Leading the Blind”

Two Princes

Machiavelli’s Prince is rife with recommendations that its presumably power-hungry readers employ treachery and violence to achieve their selfish ends. Amidst all the murder and mayhem, there is perhaps no more chilling passage than one in which Machiavelli explains what limits do (and do not) apply to such villainy. Cautioning princes not to render themselvesContinue reading “Two Princes”