Hugh Hewitt points us to this fine discussion of this recent piece by Fred Thompson in National Review. I like it. In it he is making an explicit statement about what it means to be an American. It goes against the first impulse that most people are inclined to have at the mention of Gandhi. It is, therefore, brave of him to say it. He must know that he will be called upon to explain it further and the fact that he said it anyway means he must feel himself up to the task. Good. This is a discussion long overdue.