Friday, May 9, 2008

A couple of links of interest

The argument for aristocracy

In his book, "Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy," Joseph Schumpeter offers a sly plug for aristocracy. He suggests that without the protective function of an aristocratic (i.e., warrior class), the free market and its denizens have no practical means of defense. In other words, if a money-minded society does away with aristocratic privilege and status, it also does away with its own "protective strata."

Democracy and Aristocracy (Part 1) - Peter Kreeft

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