God & Freedom by James Hitchcock

God & Freedom

Conservative Foundations of the Liberal Order
by Daniel J. Mahoney
Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2011
(208 pages, $26.95, hardcover)

God and the Atlantic
by Thomas Albert Howard
Oxford University Press, 2011
(272 pages, $45.00, hardcover)

reviewed by James Hitchcock

Daniel Mahoney’s Conservative Foundations of the Liberal Order is the best single book for understanding the crisis of American democracy, which is the abandonment of the moral basis without which it cannot flourish.

Democracy requires something beyond itself, Mahoney argue . . .