George Will - Statecraft as Soulcraft

Episode 5 · January 5th, 2019 · 48 mins 33 secs

About this Episode

George Will believes the purpose of politics is to cultivate virtue. He argues that the government has a central role to play in governing the morality of its citizens. Statecraft as Soulcraft describes the political imperative to pursue policies that induce improvement of persons. In particular, he calls for policies that "proscribe, mandate, regulate, or subsidize behavior that will nurture, bolster, or alter habits and values on a broad scale."