American essence

One of the themes of this blog that I like to emphasize is the difference between society and state. Thomas Paine wrote eloquently about this crucial distinction, and the large part of viewing the world through the liberal meta-context is in recognizing it.

Thus, I offer Bill Whittle's latest essay. He has a gift like no other to capture America. Not the United States, but the civil society called America. Convertibles, optimism, Fleetwood Mac, freedom, Cool Ranch Doritos, big sky country, Normandy, entrepreneurism,...

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The essay is long but worth the read.

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I like and admire Bill

I like and admire Bill Whittle's essays but they are waaaaayyyy too long. Needs a bit of editing.

Keep up the good work. Your site design is very good.

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Jonathan, Thanks for the

Thanks for the kind words. We take after the best(Samizdata). Yeah, Bill Whittle's essay are very long, but I think the little anecdotes and meandering method adds to the style.