Losing or Making Great Again?

Before trying to  “make America great,” it would be wise to ask what sort of America we wish to be – a question raised by William Graham  Sumner.

Many of today’s ideas are old nonsense, cribbed from mercantilists and crony capitalists, not from the great liberal ideas which define the best of American thoughts. If we pursue those ideas, greatness will naturally follow; it will not need to be forced.

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