Do Vintage ‘Vette Owners Have Primility?

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That’s Anthony Sills in the red ‘Vette … wearing Wristband #21 proudly on his left wrist.

I’m not a car guy, so I can’t tell you what year that particular Corvette was made, nor can I spout any impressive specs about the vehicle picture. But even someone as clueless about cars as I am can recognize the badassery Anthony projects behind the wheel of this classic automobile.

Which begs the question that was asked here on Google+ when Anthony posted this picture:

Do vintage Vette owners have….Primility? ;)

And the answer is … it depends. Continue Reading

A Hardcore Lesson in American Primility

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As subscribers already know, the Primility Library has launched. (If you’re not a subscriber and want to know what it is and how it works, click here.)

The first book being read and passed around is Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue by David J. Bobb. As you might expect, it is a book that celebrates much of what is good and virtuous about the United States of America. And considering the people Bobb profiles — Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass, to name a few — it’s hard to argue with him.

But all of us, Americans and non-Americans alike, know that the history of the United States is far more nuanced than could ever be captured in 188 pages about a handful of people and how they embodied a single virtue.

Which is perfectly fine. It makes sense. And it’s what makes the history of the United States such a compelling prism through which to view and learn about primility. Continue Reading