No one should consider that any political or economic system represents the kingdom of God on earth. That would be tantamount to idolatry. But at the same time, we have to understand—and Michael Novak about this was very, very clear—that even though capitalism and democracy, or the two of them combined, would not represent the kingdom of God on earth, they have represented yet the greatest achievement in terms of human social and economic experiments in terms of the preservation of human dignity, the opening of human opportunity, the undergirding of human freedom. Those are not small achievements; they really matter. Michael Novak died last week at age 83, but his influence on these issues, we can only hope, will continue.