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beings to rise to a sufficiently high level of Christian virtue (which may, indeed, be
the inescapable lotof sinful men on earth) that makes it, for him, impracticable to
establish, even to seek after, the good Christian state. It is the very opposite ...
There is more than one world, and more than one set of virtues : confusion
between them is disastrous. One of the chief illusions ' caused by ignoring this is
the Platonic-Hebraic-Christian view that virtuous rulers create virtuous men.
'The march of world history stands outside virtue, vice and justice,' said Hegel. If
for 'the ... and interpret Hegel's notion of virtue as it is understood by Christians or
ordinary men, then Machiavelli is one of the earliest proponents of this doctrine.
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