The Public Interest

Capitalism and the Human Spirit

Michael Novak

Spring 2000

I DOUBT that neoconservatives have (or ever had) a creed, but I aln willing to commit myself to the truth of the following propositions: Economics is fundamental, and yet prior to economics is politics; prior to politics is culture; and at the root of culture lies formal public worship, embodying beliefs about God and man in dramatic form (cult, in its primary sense).

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