Revolutionaries refuse any inheritance, deny any debts, confident that their technocratic enlightenment is just what the world has been waiting for. Behold, we make all things new. In this issue of Comment, we critically consider the way this revolutionary zeitgeist has affected the family, business, art, politics, and more—and suggest a different way forward.
What has been eclipsed in our revolutionary age is precisely a robust vision for reform as a wise, strategic, faithful pursuit of justice and the common good. There might be ways to effect change that don't require scorched earth, all-or-nothing reengineering of everything that's preceded us.
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