The freedom agenda is under attack, both at home and abroad. As America retreats overseas, the American government expands domestically. Now, more than ever, we need strong, clear voices to engage in the battle of ideas from foreign policy to culture to economics. Long before I ever wrote for COMMENTARY, I read COMMENTARY. And now as then, I find my arguments and my spirit the better for it. COMMENTARY is simply an indispensable piece of the intellectual armor I don every day as a columnist and blogger.