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Leith B. Edgar

Free inquirer L.B. Edgar currently studies free enterprise at Loyola University New Orleans, (also known as Social Justice University) in Louisiana. An enthusiastic practitioner of praxeology, he prefers voluntary social and economic relationships to the alternative systems abounding the world over.



Beneath the Black Robes of Ignatius and Mariana: Limited Liberty within an Interventionist Order

Issue: 9:2 (the thirty fourth issue)
The Society of Jesus sprang from the devout faith of a sidelined soldier who
traded in his weapons to form a militant order of Catholic Reformers sworn to
serve the Papacy as missionary soldiers of Christ. Specialization in education
led Jesuits to roles as theologians of the 16th Century, including as members of
the School of Salamanca, whose Jesuit members mostly took pro-market
positions on free enterprise. One learned Jesuit in particular deviated from his
order’s default position of papal dirigisme to become an enemy of the state.