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Tradition is the living faith of the dead; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. Tradition lives in conversation with the past, while remembering we are where and when we are and that it is we who have to decide. Traditionalism supposes that nothing should ever be done for the first time, so all that is needed to solve any problem is to arrive at the supposedly unanimous testimony of this homogenized tradition.[1]


--Historian Jaroslav Pelikan - who taught on the faculty at Yale University from 1962-96. U.S. News & World Report, June 26, 1989.

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