Well, that's all for me, folks. (For real this time.) My general parting thoughts are already recorded here; read them if so inclined.
In the meantime, I want to thank Ezra again for being such a gracious and encouraging host, and everyone who's read/commented on/linked to my posts for really helping me sharpen and focus my thoughts. It was a great time.
By the same token, I hope I've helped shed some non-zero amount of light on this crazy world of ours. If so, I'll be blogging away the rest of my days over at Politics and War. Y'all stop by and comment some time, y'hear?
Incidentally, I'm sometimes asked why my blog is called "Politics and War." While it is about politics, and occasionally about war, the name actually comes from my favorite political quote:
must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My
sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to
give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. -- John Adams
That's it in a nutshell, for me. We engage this business of politics and war, in some small measure, to make the world safe for the dreams of our posterity. It's been a pleasure.