"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
A thought If one believes in the basic principles of a free market system--that is to say, believes that people on the whole know better what to do with themselves than the government does--then intense patriotism is absolutely essential in any international setting. Otherwise, representatives in international circles, be they the UN, NATO, or ambassadors in general, will seek their own good, whatever that may be, rather than the good of the country they represent.