A Bad Week for Public Morality
show comments
  • Tom

    The problem with doing that is that the cultural gatekeepers seem to hold the opinion that virtue is optional to live a good life–or, if there are virtues that are mandatory, then they are to be applied primarily to either Holy Mother Gaia or poor oppressed colonized peoples.

  • Marty Keller

    Our leadership is a precise reflection of who we are as a nation; whatever moral culpability we wish to hold them accountable for is actually a projection of our own. As WRM has pointed out, we Boomers have a lot to answer for. The moral enfeeblement of the country is something we have all created, and will only change once enough of us decide to embrace remorse and take responsibility. The most in-debt, obese, addicted cohort in history might still turn things around. We better hurry up, though.

    • TheCynical1

      Agreed. It’s like the old saying: the people get the government they deserve.

    • Jim Luebke

      I truly wish you the best of luck, trying to turn things around.

      It’s the fact that there’s wheat in amongst those tares that keeps the lot from getting tossed into the fire.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2017 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.