...a continuing series.
I will comment at length with respect to my thought on the trajectory of civilization, markets, etc. For now, this article from the New York Times details some of the themes I have been discussing on this blog. Namely, that fundamentalism will seek to supplant the prevailing rules of order; basically swapping sytems of largely arbitrary rules from the gavel to the cloth.
These “Reconstructionists” are believers in Christian Reconstructionism, the philosophy of R. J. Rushdoony, who died in 2001. According to Reconstructionism, a Christian theocracy under Old Testament law is the best form of government, and a radically libertarian one. Biblical law, they believe, presupposes total government decentralization, with the family and church providing order. Until that day comes, Reconstructionists believe the rights to home-school and to worship freely at least provide the barest conditions of liberty.