Why We Fight

Each Person, Each Family, and Each Community Is Worth Fighting For

Critics of Salvo often complain about our quasi-military language. “Why not adopt a more irenic tone?” they say. My reply is that we use these terms, albeit figuratively, to describe our engagement in the realm of ideas against an aggressor. Now, some people don’t fancy a fair fight. We do.

Salvo seeks to defend truths that have shaped the civilization that can best, if imperfectly, ensure freedom for man to flourish as he was meant to. Those last two words, “meant to,” are crucial. For we believe man has a given nature and purpose. In keeping with the Declaration of Independence, for example, we hold...

 

is the executive editor of Salvo and Touchstone magazines.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #11, Winter 2009 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo11/why-we-fight

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