September 20, 2017

Claes Ryn, professor, politics, and director, Center for the Study of Statesmanship, was quoted in a Crux story on President Trump’s address to the UN.

... In an interview with Crux, Claes Ryn, executive director of the Center for the Study of Statesmanship at the Catholic University of America, said Trump’s speech would be remembered for its confrontational style, particularly against North Korea, and his emphasis on the importance of national sovereignty.

Ryn said he believes that on one hand the President is fairly well aligned with Catholic social thought when it comes to emphasizing sovereignty - but he believes the President’s approach to North Korea fails to match Catholic teaching.

“Catholic social thought, in its predominant trend, regards the principle of subsidiarity as a primary, which says only if the people directly involved cannot handle their own problems should one turn to a different authority,” said Ryn. ...

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