Republican Citizenship and War

There’s a toxic, increasingly popular misconception of citizenship, particularly around election season. Simply put, it makes voting a necessary and sufficient condition of being a good citizen. This is pernicious in many ways, but it is especially so in the area of war. Given recent events in Iran and Iraq and the upcoming election, I’d […]

On Presidents

I love President’s Day and I love America. I love President’s Day because it’s a long weekend that gives me the opportunity to take a day off and drink beer with good friends. I love America because, unlike almost all its historical antecedents–and many contemporary nations–I can write what I’m about to write with no […]