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June 18, 2018

Intercollegiate Review Archive

Volume 38, Number 2
Spring 2003


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  • Beyond Therapeutic Democracy, a review of Peter Augustine Lawler’s Aliens in America
    Marc D. Guerra
  • The Natural Law Jurisprudence of Russell Hittinger, a review of Hittinger’s The First Grace
    Dr. Robert P. Kraynak


To protest against the existence of order is to protest against well-being, justice, freedom, and prosperity. Happiness is found in imagi-native affirmation, not in sullen negation. Gratitude is one form of happiness; and anyone who appreciates the legacy of moral and social order which he has inherited in America will feel gratitude. The pursuit of happiness is not altogether vain. One finds happiness in restoring and improving the order of the soul and the order of the republic—not in acts of devastation that make a desert of spirit and of society.
—Russell Kirk
The Intercollegiate Review (1973)

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