From The Marginalia Review of Books inaugural issue -- my vision for freedom and depth in the digital age.
What defines us is not our leaders or our borders. A President does not make an epoch. Borders are normal. Like doors, they allow access and ensure safety. Always shut, they become prison walls, locking in the people and shutting out the world. Americans are defined not by their borders but by their ideas – above all, the idea of America itself.
The idea of America has often been a utopian fantasy... Continue reading here.