Victor David Hanson pillories unprincipled Conservatives for creating our current economic and political problems.
However, he missed something important, so I commented:
One critical omitted Conservative fault is their efforts to insert religion into government.
In this, they have embraced the pagan Plato, while rejecting the separation between church and state advocated by St. Augustine and Martin Luther.
This corruption undermines the distinction between activities that should be performed by free association within the civil society instead of by government.
Unfortunately, that last sentence should have had some revision: “This corruption undermines the distinction between activities that should be performed by free association with the civil society and those that should be performed by government in defense of individual rights.” Yes, that is better and clearer.