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“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.”
— Thucydides

“A civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself.”
— Jean-François Revel

Bill Whittle's back ... again!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I've been AWOL (even more so than usual) for a while now, due largely to my seeming inability to muster the necessary focus to take on any other projects outside my very satisfying but equally time-consuming tech job. (Given that I'm writing sentences like the foregoing, that may not be such a bad thing.)

I'll be back when I can. In the meantime, I'm overjoyed to use this space to note that there's been lots of activity again lately over at Bill Whittle's site, Eject! Eject! Eject!, and to heartily recommend a visit over there. Bill's in the process of printing a second edition of his truly inspired “Silent America” essay collection, in which he's succeeded brilliantly at what I can only dream in my best moments of being able to do: illuminating with great eloquence the virtues of this modern Civilization of ours, and the crucial importance of keeping its brightly burning light of freedom, reason, and virtue vital and alive. By all means, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading Bill's work before, whatever are you doing still here? Find a comfy chair to settle into for a while, head over to, pick any essay at random from the archive links in the right-hand sidebar (they're consistently amazing), and enjoy!