Michael van der Galien

From the Pen of David Horowitz for September 19, 2010

Posted on September 19 2010 6:45 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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For the counter revolution of the Right, the truth revealed about humanity in society is exactly the opposite of the Rousseauian claim: Society is not nature’s corrupter, but its civilizing force. “What is government,” an American founder wrote, “but a reflection on human nature?” And: “If men were angels, there would be no need for government.” Man is not born free, but a lifelong slave to his unruly passions. It is only the civilizing limits of the social contract that can liberate the anti-social beings of nature into the constitutive orders of a productive and communal life.

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