"A Prophet Is Not Without Honor, But In His Own Country"
The late, great Joseph Sobran on a writer who "[m]ore clearly than even Huxley and Orwell... saw that politics without morality could only end in tyranny" — The Prophetic C.S. Lewis. An excerpt:
- During World War II, Lewis realized that both the Allies and the Axis were abandoning the traditional morality of the Christian West and indeed of all sane civilizations. The great principle of this morality is that certain acts are intrinsically right or wrong. In a gigantic war among gigantic states, Lewis saw that modern science was being used amorally on all sides to dehumanize and annihilate enemies. When peace came, the victorious states would feel released from moral restraints.