Creating a sense of moral obligation to outsiders is one of Christianity’s singular achievements. But the full genius of historical Christianity was shown by its ability to do this without falling into a suicidal universalism.
Alessandro Manzoni's The Betrothed is an exemplar of artistic accomplishment, full of true heroism and the struggle between good and evil in singular souls, as well as a shrewd and profoundly political vision.
The Canadian left and right are equally guilty of slinging the word “fascist” at their opponents. The partisan reinvention of this term is problematic for the left, as Pierre Trudeau once subscribed to an ethnic and organic nationalism.