Tag: friendship

Civic Friendship

Is there a place for friendship in politics? According to ancient theory - one that continued well into modern times - not only should friendship be a main aim of politics, but without that aim, a distinctly modern form of tyranny is the likely result.

The Big Idea

With friends like this, you can have a world full of enemies at your back and it don't matter because your friend is your fortress.

Friendship with New England Reserve

As the half-savage neighbor in Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” says, “Good fences make good neighbors.”

On Friendship

Most of us require an extended social network to keep us mentally and morally awake, and for a laugh, too, and if these friends are people we can weave in and out of our lives without heartbreak, they are nonetheless dear. They respond, they amuse, and they sometimes shelter us in a way that shows as clear as paint that the world is full of goodness and not just evil.