Talk:Irving Kristol

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  • Business ethics, in any civilization, is properly defined by moral and religious traditions, and it is a confession of moral bankruptcy to assert that what the law does not explicitly prohibit is therefore morally permissible.
  • Corporate philanthropy should not be, and cannot be, disinterested. It must shape or reshape the climate of public opinion.
  • Patriotism springs from love of the nation’s past; nationalism arises out of the hope for the nation’s future.
  • [The country's founders] understood that republican self-government could not exist if humanity did not possess ... the traditional 'republican virtues' of self-control, self-reliance, and a disinterested concern for the public good.