“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom,” Benjamin Franklin observed. “As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
What is it that makes us virtuous? What slides us toward corruption and viciousness?
I look forward to a long deliberation on those questions. It is a privilege to be able to explore them here at PJ Media, among friends and colleagues I so admire, and readers I feel like I already know — after all, I’ve been one for a long time!