"The end is where we start from."

-T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

Monday, April 1, 2013

Wisdom from Clyde N. Wilson

"There were in antebellum America no loyalty oaths or pledges of allegiance to the flag or the nation. Freeborn American citizens would have considered such to be an insult to their patriotism as well as an invasion of the rights of their states."

-Clyde N. Wilson, "The Future of American Nationalism," in From Union to Empire: Essays in the Jeffersonian Tradition