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Have a Thankful Thanksgiving!

Today’s virtue is gratitude. It isn’t described by Aristotle, who claims the magnanimous man prefers to forget his debts. It isn’t described by Locke, who claims that God and nature gave us virtually worthless materials. But it is THE conservative virtue.

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"The wise man knows himself for debtor."--Bertrand de Jouvenel, Sovereignty: An Inquiry Into the Political Good(1955).

So today is the holiday for wise men, and no doubt wise women too.

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