Why National Greatness Matters

By |2021-02-03T16:38:55-06:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Democracy, Western Civilization|

Pericles' funeral oration shows that individual self-interest and the spirit of retribution for past wrongs can be redirected toward the public good precisely because the citizens of Athens are tied together by a common history that extends across the generations, by shared narratives, and by a common quest for civic greatness. In America as in [...]