”We became Americans, not just by law or accident of birth, but in our souls. And becoming American was, and is, a thrilling, ennobling cause for gratitude and a constant inspiration to be better men and women—to be people who deserve to be free.”


An old friend of mine has written a book, a very good and deeply learned book, about America. The book is about those truths and the blessings that flow from them, that extend across and bind together generations of Americans in noble civic friendship.