Sunday, February 8, 2009

Religious conviction: the tie that binds Wilson and W.

An article in Economic Principles summarizes the comparisons of George W. Bush to Woodrow Wilson:
At bottom, what the two men seem to have shared is religious conviction amounting to certainty. Early in his presidential campaign, Wilson stated, “There is a spirit that rules us. If I did not believe in Providence, I would feel like a man going blindfolded through a haphazard world.” At a National Prayer Breakfast, Bush said, “Events aren’t moved by blind change and chance. Behind all of life and all of history, there’s a dedication and purpose, set by the hand of a just and faithful God.”

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