[R]ead Augustine. We really do live between the City of God and the City of Man. We live at the intersection of the ages. . . Because of reading Augustine, I have a chastened view of politics, which is that we live in two kingdoms. We are to bring approximate justice to basically insoluble problems. That's Reinhold Niebuhr, having read Augustine: Because the world is fallen, because it is decayed and we live in a sinful world, we will never bring in any kind of utopia. That's a warning for people on the right and the left.
-Michael Cromartie, interviewed by Marvin Olasky in World Magazine, May 9, 2009, issue.