I wrote this a few years ago, for a volume called The Seven Deadly Virtues. I was in pretty exalted company — my fellow contributors were all writers I admire a lot, including (maybe especially) the late P. J. O’Rourke, an irreplaceable truth-telling genius.
Read this the other day and then had to buy the book it was in. You are indeed in good company!
But you deserve to be.
Man, this was a nice ride to Costco that delivered the goods. Thank you.