Feature 11.21.2018

The Problem of Gratitude (Royal, Azerrad, Melonic, and Peterson)


Robert Royal on the necessary grounding of gratitude, David Azerrad and Emina Melonic on the obstacles to American gratitude, and Matthew Peterson on the natural gratitude we owe to God, family, and country.

I Think Therefore I Thank

Robert Royal on how we should be thankful for the sheer wonder of being.

Canadian Reflections on American Thanksgiving

David Azerrad on how the democratic obstacles to gratitude might be overcome.

Choosing Gratitude

Emina Melonic on how despite Anti-Americanism run amuck, “Gratitude is always in one’s own power.”

God, Family, Country

Matthew Peterson on gratitude as what we owe to God, Family, and Country.

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