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Caritapolis: A New Global Vision for Christian Social Thought

by Michael Novak

What would it profit the human race if we were to achieve a higher level of political and economic liberty than ever before, only to live like pigs, enslaved to our desires, without reflection and deliberation? That is, what if the human race were to use its newfound liberties merely to live by the appetites of the lower animals?

In “Caritapolis,” Michael Novak argues that it is not only our political and economic systems that must be worthy of our human nature, but also our habits of moral living.

Michael Novak (1933 – 2017) was a philosopher and theologian who served from 1980 to 2010 as the George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute.