This quote by Roger Scruton from First Things is actually about good journalism. It’s a bit heavy but it reminds me why I like to write and why writing is difficult.

“To take the issues of the day, to give them the context that frames them and the arguments that reveal their importance – to do this in the minimum of space, and at the same time to mount a clear case for an opinion that you can express in all sincerity and in the hope of persuading the reader, is to engage in one of the hardest and most rewarding exercises of our reasoning powers.”