De Maistre, Baudelaire, and Original Sin: between Tyranny and Heresy as Radical Liberty (Joseph Acquisto)

"Freedom is the supreme good only for those animated by the will to heresy." Cioran, Syllogismes de l'amertume * The high stakes of any modern or contemporary discussion of original sin immediately become apparent: quickly divorced from questions of belief, original sin becomes the base of a political theology that veers toward tyranny. The authoritarian conclusions fall back, however,… Continue lendo De Maistre, Baudelaire, and Original Sin: between Tyranny and Heresy as Radical Liberty (Joseph Acquisto)