Comment: "you give too much credit to the "Church" in European history"

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"you give too much credit to the "Church" in European history"

Decentralization of power is the key to liberty, and the Roman Catholic Church played a crucial role in keeping political power in Europe decentralized for a long time. This wasn't so much about the content of Church teachings as about the fact that the Church was a source of authority separate from the state.

See: The European Miracle

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."