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A former university professor and U.S. ambassador and the George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute from 1983 until 2009,

Michael Novak developed influential new insights into the spiritual foundations of economic and political systems. His book, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, and other writings won the enthusiastic notice of such world leaders as Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher, Lech Walesa, and Vaclav Havel.

"Nothing in the entire universe, vast as it is, is as beautiful as the human person."