The family as a social unit should be considered the bastion of mutual support, and the place where we discover and develop our moral instincts. When these social ties are well practised, the strong will naturally help the weak.
Patrick and William discuss the American political scene, the problems of big tech and crony capitalism, the folly of recent foreign military interventions, and the hope that communitarian politics brings for the future.
Those of us who lament the loss of the common life are often accused of wanting a better yesterday. This is untrue. We want a better tomorrow and believe it depends - almost entirely - on what we can still do together.
Tim and William discuss political divides in Britain and the US, how poorly the main parties are aligned with their heartlands, and how well social conservatism sits with a purist stance on free trade.