From this insight that liberalism left religious freedom behind comes a strain of post-liberal thought on the right.
But the conflicts of this time are only the present-day versions of a timeless problem: the inability of the human race to reach a universal agreement of what is the moral.
As an intellectual movement (or doctrine) it was first organised in 1989, but its roots extend back to the 1960s and '70s with its precursor Critical Legal Studies (CLS).
Intent is not the only thing to judge policies or theories on.
The thinkers and ideas that are in transcendence give meaning more than mere political ideologies. These are religious ideas, and not by accident.
The US is the most religious of all developed countries, with a widespread belief in the existence of god, yet it has created these crazy cults.
Let's start with a premise that everyone would agree with: Racial inequality persists across many dimensions.
Amanda Stoker is a Queensland Senator of immense talent, traditional views and spine. A rare combo in the Liberal Party these days.
The Canadian humourist Rick Mercer has had a series called 'Talking to Americans', and in one interview he asks a group of women what they think about the Russian proposal to bomb Chechnya and Saskatchewan.
Many women on the centre-right either set themselves up in opposition to 'feminism' or have their female card taken from them.
Not only will the Australia that emerges from the pandemic have more debt, higher unemployment and bigger, more-intrusive government; itís likely to be more lost about what holds us together.
For me, the primary leadership lesson the Duke taught us is this. A lifelong commitment to curiosity, maintaining an enquiring mind, is the only thing that guarantees longevity in leadership and influence.