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FRANK J. DiSTEFANO
The Essay Series
Renew the Republic is a series of essays about what's causing this chaotic era in America and how we can get through it to a new era of reform and national renewal.
Each essay is posted on Substack. Links are below. If you care about how to restore our ailing republic, please go to Substack and subscribe to get each essay delivered as soon as it's published.
Introduction to Renew the Republic
Our society is rupturing and our political world is crumbling. It's time to renew our republic. Read what this essay series is about.
Renew the Republic I
We’re failing at democracy because we forgot this foundational idea over which we once obsessed. Democracy requires republican virtue and citizenship to survive.
Status, Glory, and Utopia
American Purpose (Feburary 24, 2021)
There are three reason seek out power: status, glory, and utopia.
The success of any system depends on getting the balance between these three groups of people in the correct arrangement. America used to do this, leading to its past success. Now that this balance is unraveling, things are starting to fall apart.
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