C.S. Lewis: The Judiciously Remote Socialist

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C.S. Lewis: The Judiciously Remote Socialist

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Apr 29, 2019, 4:15pm

In a NY Times op/ed piece that is creating a lot of buzz right now, David Bentley Hart says:

"I . . . am a proud son of the European Christian socialist tradition, especially in its rich British variant, as exemplified by F.D. Maurice, John Ruskin, William Morris, R.H. Tawney and many other luminaries (including, in his judiciously remote way, C.S. Lewis) . . ."

In which of Lewis's writings are his (judiciously remote) socialist tendencies most evident?

Feb 12, 2020, 1:24pm

Here's one more example of a socialist who will say anything that might encourage you to give up your money and freedom.

Feb 12, 2020, 8:33pm

Lewis' comments in his 1945 Essay, Membership:
...modern collectivism is an outrage upon human nature.
…(this is) an age when collectivism is ruthlessly defeating the individual in every field (except faith).
...collectivism has (almost) conquered secular life, that is the enemy's stratagem.