Contemplation and the Empire of Desire

R. J. SnellMay 1, 2015

R. R. Reno of First Things has recently identified the “Empire of Desire”by its odd combination of regulation and libertinism. On the one hand, we cannot ride a bicycle without a helmet or let our children play in the park without hovering nearby, while on the other hand we’ve been trained to think that “human beings flourish to the degree that they’re free to satisfy their personal desires,” and so are deeply skeptical of moral and religious limits. 

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