In the meantime, happy Thanksgiving to all American readers of this blog. As before I am linking to the piece the Wall Street Journal publishes every year, The Desolate Wilderness, an account of the Pilgrims' arrival at Plymouth, as recorded by Nathaniel Morton, based on the account given by William Bradford.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
It is, of course, an American holiday and of especial significance to Americans. But we live in a globalized world (almost as globalized as it was before World War I) and we can all think about it a little. We have much to be thankful for in the West. That is not to say that there are no things we need to be watchful about and others we need to fight for. That is surely true about any society. But one of the things we can be thankful about is that we can fight and we can be watchful and we can, if we try very hard, win.