Why not, when it can be done without exposure or expense, let me rescue some of America’s miserable children from vice and guilt?
Living in a state of terror was new to many white people in America, but black people have been living in a state of terror in this country for more than 400 years.
One of the things that has made America exceptional – compared to other crisis-prone and class-conflicted countries – is that it has long enjoyed a benefit no other modern nation in the world could claim: the ability to engage in ceaseless, endless movement outward.
America in its entirety is segregationist and is racist. It’s more camouflaged in the north, but it’s the same thing.
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
You don’t become a saint until you lead a good life whether in Tibet or Italy or America.
America’s freedom of religion, and freedom from religion, offers every wisdom tradition an opportunity to address our soul-deep needs: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, secular humanism, agnosticism and atheism among others.
All of us are citizens in a republic much larger than the Republic of America. It is the Republic of Letters, a realm of the mind that extends everywhere, without police, national boundaries, or disciplinary frontiers.
Chicago is unique. It is the only completely corrupt city in America.
America is a unique place. The value part of American foreign policy is something I think is very laudable, but it is uniquely American. And it is part of what makes America special.